The Kentucky county clerk who last year defied a court order to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples has now asked a federal court to dismiss the case against her. Kim Davis, who claimed she was acting “under God’s authority” when she refused to issue the documents, claimed Tuesday that because Kentucky has passed a new law removing a county clerk’s name from marriage licenses, the case is now moot. As such, Davis requested the appellate court dismiss her appeals, and vacate the lower court’s contempt and injunction orders against her. “Davis further requests that, due to the circumstances depriving the court of jurisdiction and leading to dismissal of the appeals, no costs be taxed against her,” the filing concludes.
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