Fifty-seven of Kentucky’s 120 county clerks have signed a letter asking Gov. Steve Beshear to call a special legislative session to address same-sex marriage licenses in the hopes of getting exemptions from issuing them to gay couples.
Many clerks “now face attempting to balance deeply held religious beliefs and job duties in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage,” Lawrence County Clerk Chris Jobe and Boone County Clerk Kenny Brown said in a release about the letter.
Beshear said Tuesday, in response that clerks should follow the law, and any necessary minor changes could be addressed in the 2016 legislative session in January and that he will not be calling a special session.
Beshear said clerks should follow the law, and any necessary minor changes could be addressed in the 2016 legislative session in January.
The names of the clerks signing the letter were not made available at the time of this posting.
A note to the 57: There is no need to waste taxpayers money on a special session. If your religious beliefs prevent you from conducting the duties required by your office, then you must resign.
End of story.