Rural Kentucky town lifts gay marriage ban

The office remained a scene of controversy, with supporters of the couples shouting “love has won” and Davis’ supporters quoting Bible scripture.


“She will never violate her conscience”, Davis’ attorney Matthew Staver said Friday afternoon, adding that he does not know how long she will be jailed.

“Anytime there is anything worth having, it’s worth working for it”, Casey Davis told Local 6.

Mr Huckabee has said he plans to meet Davis and stage his own support rally. U.S. District Judge David Bunning, however, disagreed with her justification.

How long will Davis stay in jail?

I’ve weighed the cost and I’m prepared to go to jail, I sure am.

The government could resolve this conflict by providing accommodations for county clerks with conscientious objections to issuing licenses to same-sex couples, Staver and other religious freedom advocates have said. “If you give people the opportunity to choose which orders they follow, that’s what potentially causes problems”.

Speaking with host George Stephanopolous, the GOP presidential candidate claimed court orders only become binding upon citizens when state or federal legislatures take the ruling and codify it into law.

“We have a lot of young people who sit on the fence on an issue like this”.

Jonathan Beebe-Franqui, left, and his husband Dwayne D. Beebe-Franqui embrace as they wait for the arrival of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis at the Carl D. Perkins Federal Building in Ashland, Ky., Thursday, September 3, 2015.

Although he would not comment on who instructed him to replace Davis’ name, another clerk said that as “a group we [the clerk’s office] decided to issue [the licenses] from Rowan County“.

Davis wants Beshear to change the marriage license form so that clerks don’t have to sign them. If nobody comes to the rescue of Kim Davis, she could remain in jail indefinitely. She is echoing what Western man has said for over 1,500 years now. “Now from what I understand she’s not letting the clerks do it either”.

It’s not the first or last time some clerks will struggle with a law.

Rand Paul: “I think it’s absurd to put someone in jail for exercising their religious liberty”.

Davis remains defiant even behind bars.

With Davis jailed, her deputies issued a marriage licence to James Yates and William Smith on Friday. “It was a shock, but there have been so many things that we didn’t anticipate”. ” In short, God’s law trumps man’s law, succinctly annunciated by Davis when citing “God’s authority” for breaking the Supreme Court judgment”.

Davis’ jailing on Thursday has provoked a yawning chasm between religious conservatives who back her, and more moderate Republicans such as Kasich who argue that government employees can either follow the law or resign their posts.


Emotions have run high on all sides as Davis and an attorney for one of the four couples who sued said they had received death threats.

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