Kentucky inmate, fiancee suing to marry

Twenty years after meeting as teenagers, Jeremy Devers and Patricia Locke realized what they describe as the "enduring nature of their near lifelong love and affection for one another" earlier this year and decided to marry.

But two days before their scheduled wedding on April 26, they had to call off the ceremony when Bullitt County Clerk Kevin Mooney revoked the marriage license they had obtained a month earlier.

The reason, Mooney said, is that Devers is incarcerated at Kentucky State Reformatory, and state law has been interpreted to require the future husband and wife to both appear in person at the clerk's office to apply for a marriage license.  Full Article

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