The Supreme Court rejected an appeal from Kim Davis, the former Kentucky county clerk who gained national attention five years ago when she cited her religious beliefs in refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
The marriage ruling gave a privilege to a “novel constitutional right over the religious liberty interests protected by the First Amendment,” they said. “The court has created a problem that only it can fix.”
Next month, the Supreme Court will hear a case from Philadelphia that presents the tension between religious liberty and anti-discrimination laws. A Catholic charity is challenging the city's decision barring it from participating in a program that places children in foster care because the charity said it will not place them with same-sex couples.