Kim Davis is going to jail
Federal District Judge David Bunning held Kim Davis, the county clerk who has become a national symbol of anti-gay animus for her resistance to marriage equality, in contempt of court on Thursday. According to Dan Griffin, a reporter for local news station WSAZ, she was led out by U.S. Marshals. The judge reportedly said that financial sanctions were not enough to ensure her compliance with the law.
Davis, who claims that she is acting “under God’s authority,” refuses to issue marriage licenses due to her opposition to marriage equality. Bunning ordered her to comply with the Constitution, regardless, and a federal appeals court and the Supreme Court both denied her requests for a stay of Bunning’s decision.
When she decides to comply with the order to start issuing licenses she will be released
. In the meantime, the county judge's office can issue licenses
in her absence, so Rowan County couples can once again get hitched.
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