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Kentucky clerk who opposes same-sex marriage turns to Supreme Court for help

The Supreme Court gets its first chance this week to respond to religious-liberty advocates who say the high court's landmark ruling in favor of same-sex marriage threatens the rights of some conservative Christians. Lawyers for a Kentucky county clerk who opposes same-sex marriage on religious grounds are asking the justices to grant her a temporary shield from lawsuits and court orders that could result in her losing her job or paying damages. Kim Davis, an elected county clerk in eastern Kentucky, has refused to issue any marriage licenses since the high court ruled June 26 that same-sex couples had an equal right to marry. Kentucky’s governor ordered the state’s...

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