Thomas and Alito take aim at 2015 gay marriage ruling as Supreme Court rejects Kim Davis case
Washington — The Supreme Court on Monday turned away an appeal from Kim Davis, a former Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples under her name because of her religious beliefs, letting stand a lower court ruling allowing a lawsuit filed against her to proceed.
Davis rose to attention in 2015 when she, while working as the clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky, stopped issuing marriage licenses due to her religious objections to same-sex marriage. Davis, a devout Christian, was sued over her refusal to issue the licenses and subsequently jailed after she defied a judge’s order to issue them.
Davis sought to have the case against her dismissed, arguing she was shielded from civil lawsuits under a legal doctrine known as qualified immunity, but…