County Clerk Casey Davis (C), with wife Christy Davis (R), speak to the media before a meeting with Gov. Steve Beshear in Frankfort, Ky., on July 9, 2015.
Pablo Alcala—Lexington Herald Leader via AP
July 10, 2015 10:00 AM EDT

A county clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples for religious reasons said Thursday that Kentucky’s governor had ordered him to do his job or quit.

Casey Davis, one of three clerks in the state who is not granting licenses, held a meeting with Gov. Steve Beshear after last month’s ruling that upheld equal right to marriage across the country.

However, Beshear insisted clerks must carry out their duties and said the majority were “complying with the law” despite personal beliefs.

“‘Issue marriage licenses or resign’ — those were the words,” Davis told reporters after the meeting…

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