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(MOREHEAD, Ky.) — Following a Supreme Court decision that a Rowan County clerk in Kentucky could not deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Kim Davis said Tuesday that she would not issue marriage licenses at all.

The Rowan County Deputy Clerk told ABC News Tuesday that Davis decided no marriage licenses would be issued Tuesday. Davis had said that she had not given out marriage licenses to same-sex couples, even after the Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage a constitutional right in July, based on religious beliefs.

A federal district judge ruled that Davis could not deny same-sex couples licenses based on her religion. That ruling was backed up by an appeals court, and on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court.

Because Davis continued Tuesday to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a motion for contempt of court has been filed against her.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky filed a motion on Tuesday to have Davis fined for her unwillingness to comply with the court’s decision.

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