While Kim Davis continues to hog media attention with her religious-based stand against same-sex marriage, a Tennessee county clerk with similar beliefs chooses to uphold the law.
“I have to do the duties of the county clerk, as they are directed to me,” says Putnam County, Tennessee, county clerk, Wayne Nabors.
Since the controversial Supreme Court ruling, eight same-sex couples have been issued marriage licenses in Putnam County.
Nabors decided to stop performing marriage ceremonies for all couples, as it is a service his job does not require him to do.
“You’re all in or you’re all out. I’m not going to perform same-sex marriages. So I just decided to just stop totally and avoid any litigation,” says Nabors.
But when it comes to fulfilling his duties as a state employee, Nabors is all in.
“I have a statutory authority and a job to do.”