The county clerk from Kentucky who was jailed after refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples has asked an appeals court to let her continue her stand until a lawsuit against her is decided. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, due back at work Monday after six days behind bars, has said her beliefs as an Apostolic Christian prevent her from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples and her attorneys have said the 49-year-old woman will not violate her conscience when she returns to work. In her absence, deputy clerks have been issuing licenses and have said they would continue to do so.
Billionaire Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton is looking to have a little more cash in her pocket once she sells the sprawling ranch where she raises cutting horses used in roundups and western riding style competitions. Walton, 65, is already the richest person in Texas and the eighth wealthiest in the United States, with a net worth of $39.4 billion according to Forbes magazine. The property is in Millsap, a town of about 400 people about 45 miles west of Fort Worth.