MOREHEAD, Ky. (CBS/AP) — A marriage license was issued to a lesbian couple on Monday, the first one granted since Rowan County clerk Kim Davis returned to work after being jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
Deputy clerk Brian Mason issued the license to the couple after Davis said she won’t issue or authorize licenses, but she also won’t interfere with her deputies granting them. She questions whether they’re valid without her authorization.
As attention on Mason grew, a man delivered a gift bag to him with bourbon balls and a candle. A Facebook support group was created for him.
Hecklers shouted “coward” at him, but he smiled at them and turned back to his work. He declined to detail his position on gay marriage or on Davis’ defiance. But he remained calm, scrolling on his computer and chewing gum despite the scene before him. Cameras crowded around his counter, with some reporters climbing step ladders to get a better shot of him at his desk.
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