Brandeis alums, professors immersed in Rowan Co. clerk battle, dialogue
By now, most people in Kentucky -- and elsewhere -- have heard of Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk Kim Davis and her refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses because of her religious beliefs. Davis is now in jail for not following the orders of U.S. District Judge David Bunning.
The case has drawn international attention and has immersed Brandeis School of Law alums back into the battle over same-sex marriage, the battle they initially won at the Supreme Court this summer for Kentucky’s plaintiffs in the landmark case. Dan Canon, Joe Dunman and Laura Landenwich have been representing the Rowan County couples denied their rights granted to them in the Obergefell decision in late June. The trio has appeared on various news outlets, including Al Jazeera America, the Huffington Post, CNN and ABC News.
With Davis' incarceration, same-sex couples in Rowan County were finally granted marriage licenses on Sept.4, but this conversation, and our alums' and professors' contributions, are likely to continue.