As Kim Davis Sits In Jail, This Couple Becomes The First In History To Get Their Same-Sex Marriage License In Rowan County!
James Yates and William Smith — a same-sex couple that had tried five times before to get married in Rowan County, Kentucky — showed up at the county courthouse this morning and were officially issued a marriage license!! Yay!!!
The couple walked past both supporters and protesters as they entered the clerk's office, ready to make history in their small Kentucky county (above), and they walked out with their marriage license!
To Yates' and Smith's credit, they harbored no ill will to Kim Davis, the controversial county clerk who refused to provide marriage licenses for same-sex couples, despite a Supreme Court ruling requiring her to do so.
Yates said of Davis: