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Rowan County deputy clerk Brian Mason, left, hands James Yates, and his partner William Smith Jr., their marriage license at the Rowan County Judicial Center in Morehead, Ky., Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. After four attempts, Yates and Smith were finally issued their marriage license. (Timothy D. Easley/AP)
Rowan County deputy clerk Brian Mason, left, hands James Yates, and his partner William Smith Jr., their marriage license at the Rowan County Judicial Center in Morehead, Ky., Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. After four attempts, Yates and Smith were finally issued their marriage license. (Timothy D. Easley/AP)
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At 8:30 this morning, James Yates stepped out of the Rowan County Courthouse and rushed across the steps to hug his mom. They both wept as Yates showed her his marriage license to marry his partner of almost a decade, William Smith Jr.

Starting with Yates and Smith, Rowan County, Kentucky, is now back in the business of issuing marriage licenses. County clerk Kim Davis was jailed yesterday for refusing to grant licenses to same-sex couples, but five of her six deputies have promised a judge that they will fulfill that duty.

But what about about the rest of the country? About a dozen county clerks have said they will defy the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage and refuse to issue licenses. Here & Now's Lisa Mullins talks with Buzzfeed reporter Dominic Holden about where this fight may go next.

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This segment aired on September 4, 2015.

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