Yesterday, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that lawsuits against Kim Davis could proceed. The decision overturned a lower court that had thrown out three lawsuits filed by same-sex couples who were denied marriage licenses by the county clerk.
Kim Davis became a right-wing figurehead when she refused to issue marriage licenses in Rowan County, Kentucky in 2015 after the Supreme Court decision that made same-sex marriage legal. Davis opposes same-sex marriage for religious reasons. She was jailed for contempt of court after refusing to follow a judge's orders.
The hearing before the Ninth Circuit will decide whether the ban stays in place or may proceed while the legal challenges to the ban’s constitutionality continue to move through the system. The Justice Department argued that national security justified Trump's order and that, traditionally, issues of national security are immune from lawsuits or judicial review.