09/18/15: In rural Kentucky, in the shadow of Kim Davis, another county clerk quietly does his job

SPRINGFIELD, KY. — In Washington County, population 12,000 on a good day, two marriage licenses have been issued to same-sex couples and the world has not ended. The media and their satellite trucks have not overtaken the courthouse lawn. Federal judges have not imprisoned county officials. Preachers with megaphones have not proclaimed hellfire and damnation to the whole downtown. No, in Washington County, a rural outpost about 60 miles south of Louisville in the central part of the state, the June ruling from the Supreme Court that granted marriage equality to same-sex couples has passed through like an early summer rain shower, not the deluge that befell Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis’s office, some 120 miles to the east.

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