And since the 50-year-old returned to her position following her arrest, sources say she's been altering the licenses so that her name and county don't appear on the papers because she believes that would be a form of endorsement.
So now, the newly-elected governor hopes that removing those names will resolve the religious hesitation.
However, the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky is not happy about this order. The Union — which represented couples whose licenses were initially denied — thinks this decision will only make things more confusing.
ACLU legal direction William Sharp said:
"Governor Bevin's executive action has added to the cloud of uncertainty that hangs over marriage licensing in Kentucky. The requirement that the county clerk's name appear on marriage licenses is prescribed by Kentucky law and is not subject to unilateral change by the governor — conceded by the previous administration in court filings."
"Government officials, from the highest to the lowest, have a duty and responsibility to impartially administer the laws that exist," he added, "not the laws as they wish them to be."
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TMZ is reporting that Jolie's dream had been to become a top official with the UN -- which makes sense, considering all the charity work and traveling to developing nations that she does -- but that didn't fly at home with Brad.