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Same-sex couple issued 1st marriage license in KY


(CNN) -- A same-sex couple received a marriage license for the first time in Rowan County, Kentucky, Friday.

William Smith Junior and Jim Yates received the license from a deputy clerk, after previously being rejected five times.

The license was issued one day after a federal judge sent County Clerk Kim Davis to jail for contempt.

Davis has refused to grant same-sex marriage licenses, citing her religious beliefs, but five of her deputies agreed to issue marriage licenses starting Friday.

Davis' attorney says his client would issue licenses as long as her name and title were not on them.

The judge says Davis would remain in jail until she complies with the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage.

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