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(WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court has ruled against a clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Kim Davis, a Rowan County clerk in Kentucky, hasn’t been giving out marriage licenses to same sex couples since the Supreme Court ruled gay marriage a constitutional right in July. Davis said she wasn’t able to do so because of her religious beliefs.

A federal district judge ruled she could not deny gay couples the licenses because of her religion, and an appeals court confirmed the decision. The Supreme Court ruled against Davis on Monday, denying her request for a stay as she looks into an appeal.

What does this mean for Davis if she doesn’t start issuing licenses Tuesday?

Davis is being sued by various same sex couples who were denied licenses. The couples can ask that she be held in contempt of court.

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