A Kentucky gay couple was denied a marriage license by County Clerk Kim Davis on Monday. Police were subsequently called. And they got it all on camera.
David V. Moore, as well as his fiance, had a friend film their trip to the Rowan County Courthouse in hopes of obtaining a marriage license. The couple, who has been together for seventeen years and lived in the county for ten, explained they felt it was their basic human right to be allowed to wed.
The video shows the couple being ignored by county employees for close to eleven minutes, while customers arriving after them are served. An employee rudely explains in the video that the county does not give out marriage licenses, even after last month's landmark Supreme Court ruling and an executive order from Kentucky's Governor requiring all clerks to issue marriage licenses.
At the very end of the clip Clerk Davis comes out to speak with the gentlemen, after police officers have already arrived upon the scene. Davis asks for the phone to be turned off, even though Kentucky law allows for citizens to film any interaction with public officials in a public space.
Ms. Davis is one of two Kentucky County Clerks left still refusing to provide same-sex couples with their basic civil rights. She is currently being sued by American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky.
At press time the video had garnered more than 330,000 views on YouTube.
Watch it below: