Couple who sued Kentucky clerk Kim Davis marry

April and Karen, a couple who Kim Davis originally denied a marriage license, held their wedding in Rowan County Saturday, October 24th. Photo: ACLU
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MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky couple, whose lawsuit against defiant clerk Kim Davis led to her five-day stint in jail, celebrated their wedding Saturday night.

April Miller and Karen Roberts were the first couple refused by Davis, who stopped issuing marriage licenses after the Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

Miller and Roberts, along with three other couples, sued her. She continued to refuse, despite a series of federal court orders, and spent five days in jail for contempt last month.

The couple received a license while she was behind bars.

They gathered 125 friends and family members in Morehead on Saturday night to celebrate their nuptials.

The couple asked their guests to avoid talk of Davis and the legal saga and described their months-long fight to marry as "an amazing journey."



 
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