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Conflict Between Religion and State

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis refused to issue a marriage license to individuals who qualified in the face of Directions from the state to issue license and in the face of a United States Court ruling that such marriages were legal. She claimed that she refused on the basis of "God's law. The individuals indicated that she was not in a church, that the issueing authority was a civil institution and that she did not have the right to substitute her views in place of the Supreme Court. She was held in contempt and went to jail.


See also Theology


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