William Smith Jr., right, and his partner, James Yates, second right, spoke with an unnamed clerk Thursday morning in a third attempt to obtain a marriage license at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead. The couple were denied a marriage license even after the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an earlier decision instructing the clerks to issue marriage licenses.
William Smith Jr., right, and his partner, James Yates, second right, spoke with an unnamed clerk Thursday morning in a third attempt to obtain a marriage license at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead. The couple were denied a marriage license even after the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an earlier decision instructing the clerks to issue marriage licenses. Associated Press
William Smith Jr., right, and his partner, James Yates, second right, spoke with an unnamed clerk Thursday morning in a third attempt to obtain a marriage license at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead. The couple were denied a marriage license even after the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an earlier decision instructing the clerks to issue marriage licenses. Associated Press

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