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Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis, Who Refused to Issue Marriage Licenses to Gays, Seeks to End Case

A new law that removes clerks' names from marriage licenses makes the issue "moot," according to court papers

The Kentucky clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples is seeking to close the book on a contentious case that made her a pariah to progressives and a hero to some religious conservatives, NBC News reported. 

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has asked the 6th U.S. Circuit Court to dismiss her appeal because her state's new law, which removes clerks' names from marriage licenses, makes the issue "moot," according to court papers.

The ACLU, which was party to the suit against Davis filed by four gay couples who were denied marriage licenses, offered no objections.

"We agree that Kim Davis's appeals should be dismissed," said James Esseks, director of the ACLU's LGBT Project. "Once the new Kentucky law becomes effective, all loving couples seeking to obtain marriage licenses will be able to do so on an equal basis."

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