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Judge: Kim Davis won't pay legal fees for gay couples

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis (Source: WLEX-TV) Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis (Source: WLEX-TV)

ROWAN COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - A federal judge has ruled that Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2015 will not have to pay legal fees for the couples that sued her. 

Attorneys for the couples who sued Davis asked the court to award them $233,000 in legal fees and costs. Davis's lawyers asked for that request to be denied, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.

In 2016, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed into law a bill that removed county clerks' names and authorizations from state marriage licenses.

 

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The judge signed an order Monday that says because the issue was resolved in the legislature, the plaintiffs were not prevailing parties and therefore were not entitled to legal fees. 

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