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Rebel US county issues first marriage licenses to gay couples

Michael and Timothy Long, of Rowan County, embrace one another after receiving their marriage license in Rowan County Kentucky on September 4, 2015A US county at the center of a firestorm for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gays handed out its first certificate to a same-sex couple on Friday, local television reported. The reversal comes after the Rowan County clerk in Kentucky was ordered jailed for contempt of court Thursday after refusing to comply with the Supreme Court’s June 26 landmark ruling legalizing gay marriage. Kim Davis, an Apostolic Christian, made headlines for insisting it was against her religious beliefs to do so, ultimately landing her behind bars.

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