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Mike Wynn

Mike Wynn is an author at Religion News Service.

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Pastors fail to meet with Ky. governor about clerk Kim Davis

By Mike Wynn — October 14, 2015
FRANKFORT, Ky. — The pastors want the governor to call a special session so that lawmakers can enact accommodations for religious county clerks who refuse to provide marriage licenses for same-sex couples.

Kim Davis’ altered marriage licenses raise legal questions

By Mike Wynn — September 19, 2015
The Kentucky clerk stripped her name and Rowan County off the documents, potentially violating a judge's conditions for her to stay out of jail.

Defiant Kim Davis still won’t sign marriage licenses, but won’t stop others

By Mike Wynn — September 14, 2015
The Kentucky county clerk, who spent five days in jail, returned to her office Monday (Sept. 14) under a judge's order that licenses be available to all.

Embattled Ky. county clerk delays return to work

By Mike Wynn — September 9, 2015
U.S. District Judge David Bunning warned Davis she would be sanctioned again if she violates the conditions of her release

With Ky. clerk in jail, gay couple receives marriage license

By Mike Wynn — September 4, 2015
MOREHEAD, Ky. — William Smith and James Yates obtained a license from Deputy Clerk Brian Mason on Friday morning. As they exited the courthouse, they were greeted by supporters chanting "love has won."

Kentucky clerk issued marriage license to a transgender couple

By Mike Wynn — September 3, 2015
MOREHEAD, Ky. — Camryn Colen, who is transgender, and his wife Alexis, who identifies as pan sexual, said Davis’ office provided the license on Feb. 26 without asking to see Camryn’s birth certificate, which still identifies him as female.

Ky. clerk’s office will issue marriage licenses Friday — without the clerk

By Mike Wynn — September 3, 2015
ASHLAND, Ky. -- But Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, whom U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning has placed in the custody of U.S. marshals, said she will not authorize any of her employees to issue licenses in her absence.

Clerk Kim Davis cites God, crowd jeers gay couple (UPDATE)

By Mike Wynn — September 1, 2015
MOREHEAD, Ky. — Defying the Supreme Court, county clerk says she was acting under "God's authority" while continuing to deny marriage licenses to gay couples.

Judge: Ky. clerk must issue marriage licenses for gay couples

By Mike Wynn — August 13, 2015
LOUISVILLE -- Although a federal judge ruled Wednesday that a county clerk's religious convictions had no bearing on her 'purely legal' task, a same sex couple said the clerk's office still denied them a license on Thursday.

Ky. county clerk invokes God in denying gay marriages

By Mike Wynn — July 22, 2015
Kim Davis said she prayed and fasted over her decision to refuse marriage licenses for same-sex couples.
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