LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The Kentucky state Senate approved a bill creating two marriage license forms -- one for same-sex couples and one for straight couples -- in an effort to address the controversy created last year when Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses based on her religious beliefs.
The bill, passed 30 to 8, removes the name and title of the county clerk and deputy clerk from the documents. One of the licenses would designate "bride and groom" and the other would designate "first party and second party." Both forms designate gender. Couples can choose which form to use.