A lawyer for Kentucky clerk Kim Davis on Monday said that her legal team will file a new lawsuit against Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D), accusing him of failing to provide an accommodation for Davis.
Harry Mihet, a lawyer with the conservative Liberty Counsel, told reporters that Davis is happy to allow her deputy clerks to issue licenses to gay couples and “does not want to defy the orders of the federal court.” But Mihet said she will not authorize the licenses herself.
Davis altered the Rowan County marriage licenses to remove her name, title and authority upon returning to work on Monday, according to Mihet. She has “grave doubts” about the validity of the licenses issued while she was in jail and those without her name, Mihet said.
Davis’ lawyers will also continue to pursue litigation previously filed by Davis. On Friday, her legal team filed a petition asking the the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to stop the district judge’s order demanding that Davis and her office to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.