Kim Davis in custody, deputies given a choice

Kim Davis
Kim Davis

ASHALND, Ky. (WTVQ) — Court is adjourned in Ashland, in the case regarding County Clerk Kim Davis’s refusal to issue marriage licenses.

U.S. District Judge David Bunning told Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis she would be jailed until she complied with his order to issue the licenses that she has been refusing. Davis said “thank you” before she was led out of the courtroom by a U.S. marshal. She was not in handcuffs.

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Davis has refused to issue marriages licenses for two months since the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage. She argues that her Christian faith should exempt her from signing the licenses.

Outside the courthouse, supporters of marriage equality went wild at the verdict, cheering and shouting.

Judge Bunning told the deputy clerks that they must issue marriage licenses to gay couples in addition to hetero couples, or face fines or jail. The judge gave the deputy clerks time to go meet with public defenders, and said the hearing will resume at 1:45 p.m.