Kim Davis Avoids Paying Legal Fees of Couples Suing Her

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A controversial county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples will not have to pay legal fees for the couples who sued her.

Attorneys for the couples suing Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis had asked to court to award them around $233,000 in legal fees and costs.

 Davis' lawyers asked for that request to be denied. 

Governor Matt Bevin later signed a bill into law that removes the county clerks' names from state marriage licenses in an effort to resolve the problem.

 A judge ruled because the issue was resolved in the legislature, the plaintiffs weren't prevailing parties and were not entitled to legal fees.

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