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 Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis, Who Refused Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples, Released From Jail

Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis who was jailed for six days after she was held in contempt of court for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, citing her Christian faith, glorified God shortly after her release on Tuesday.

"I just want to give God the glory. His people have rallied and you are a strong people. We serve a living God who knows where each and every one of us is at. Just keep on pressing don't let down because He is here. He is worthy, He is worthy. I love you guys. Thank you so much," said Davis to her supporters during an appearance outside the jail along with GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and one of her attorneys, Mat Staver.

U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning ordered Davis' release on Tuesday morning after he was satisfied that same-sex couples were no longer being denied marriage licenses.

According to The Daily Beast the clerk's office altered marriage licenses to remove Davis's name from them from Friday and Bunning in his order said "the Court's prior contempt sanction against Defendant Davis is hereby lifted."

"On September 3, 2015, the Court held Defendant Kim Davis in contempt and jailed her for her refusal to issue marriage licenses, directly or through her deputy clerks, in accordance with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges and this Court's Memorandum Opinion and Order of August 12, 2015," notes the order.

"After remanding Defendant Davis to the custody of the U.S. Marshal, five of her six deputy clerks stated under oath that they would comply with the Court's Order and issue marriage licenses to all legally eligible couples," it continued.

Bunning noted that a status report showing that the clerk's office was now complying with the law to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples prompted Davis' release.

"On September 8, 2015, Plaintiffs filed a Status report at the Court's behest. According to the Report, Plaintiffs have obtained marriage licenses from the Rowan County Clerk's Office. The Court is therefore satisfied that the Rowan County Clerk's Office is fulfilling its obligation to issue marriage licenses to all legally eligible couples, consistent with the U.S. Supreme Court's holding in Obergefell and this Court's August 12, 2015 Order," he noted.

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SI Moderator - Greg Gordon

 2015/9/8 19:03Profile

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 Re: Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis, Who Refused Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples, Rele
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances

Of course in legal terms we open up a can of worms as to the original intent and the present day interpretation.

I applaud her stand on the grounds of conviction and her faith but also see how it could become a very divisive action in the church. It is interesting to me that the media has played down the fact that she was an elected official for the Democratic Party, who we are almost always lead to believe are solely liberal and anti-Christ.


 2015/9/9 21:03Profile

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