Kim Davis Thrown In Jail For Refusing To Issue Gay Marriage Licenses
A county clerk in Kentucky who has repeatedly defied court orders by refusing to issue gay marriage licenses will appear before a federal judge who could hold her in contempt of court.
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Rowan County clerk Kim Davis has been summoned to the hearing at 11 a.m. Thursday before U.S. District Judge David Bunning. He’s also ordered all of Davis’ deputy clerks to appear. Bunning could hold Davis in contempt, which can carry hefty fines or jail time.
Davis stopped issuing licenses to all couples in June after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage. Despite rulings against her, she’s turned away couples again and again, citing her Christian beliefs and “God’s authority.”
The couples who originally sued in the case have asked Bunning to punish Davis with fines but not jail time.
A federal judge has ordered a defiant Kentucky clerk to jail after she refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
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. Davis said “thank you” before she was led out of the courtroom by a U.S. marshal. She was not in handcuffs.
Davis has refused to issue marriages licenses for two months since the Supreme Court legalized same sex marriage. The Kentucky clerk claims that her Christian faith should exempt her from signing the licenses.
A federal judge is warning deputy clerks in Kentucky that they must issue marriage licenses to gay couples or face fines or jail.
U.S. District Judge David Bunning already jailed Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis for refusing to comply with his order. She was led out of the courtroom by U.S. marshals on Thursday.
The judge gave the deputy clerks time to go meet with public defenders and said the hearing will resume at 1:45 p.m.
Do you think Kim Davis should be jailed for her beliefs??