Kentucky Clerk Jailed Over Gay Marriage Issue

This Thursday, Aug. 3, 2015 photo made available by the Carter County Detention Center shows Kim Davis. The Rowan County, Ky. clerk went to jail Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but five of her deputies agreed to comply with the law, ending a two-month standoff. (Carter County Detention Center via AP)

A Clerk in Kentucky is behind bars for refusing to grant marriage licenses to gay couples.

Elizabeth Hur reports.
Standing her ground.. now sitting in jail.. is kentucky clerk, Kim Davis, refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples…testifying
in court.. “my conscience will not allow me”..

Mike Reynolds, Supports Clerk said, “Today we came to stand for God and support our county clerk Kim Davis.”

Lana Bailey, who opposes the clerk said, “If you can’t do your job, then resign. // I’m not gay but it isn’t right.”

Davis,  elected to her post, could resign, but instead has repeatedly denied gay couples marriage licenses since the June Supreme Court ruling making marriage a right *nationwide*..

“Under whose authority are you not issuing licenses?”

Davis said, “under god’s authority.” //I simply told you all- I’m willing to face my consequences as you all will face your consequences when it comes time for judgment.”

The ACLU filed the motion,  asking that Davis pay a fine but the judge took it further,  sending her to jail.

Roger Gannam is  Kim Davis’ Attorney. “She’s been ordered to stay there until she is willing to change her mind until she is ready to change her conscience about what that belief is.”

The showdown has several GOP candidates sounding off.  Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky calling it absurd Davis was jailed  and former Governor Mike Huckabee tweeting: we must end the criminalization of Christianity! hashtag –I’m with Kim.

According to the governor.. ALL citizens in Kentucky will be able to get married today and MOST of the *deputy* clerks are promising to follow the
law. The only hold-out: Davis’ son. Elizabeth Hur, ABC News, NY.

 

 

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