Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Jailed for Refusing to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk who made headlines for refusing to issue marriage licenses after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to legalize same-sex marriage in June, has been jailed in contempt of court, local news outlets are reporting.
According to Bluegrass Politics, U.S. District Judge David Bunning ruled to imprison Davis until she begins issuing marriage licenses. “Crowd outside erupts in applause,” the outlet tweeted this afternoon.
Kim Davis is in custody until she signs marriage licenses. Crowd outside erupts in applause— Bluegrass Politics (@BGPolitics) September 3, 2015
Judge said fine for Kim Davis would not work b/c others apparently raising money to pay fines for her. ^JC— Bluegrass Politics (@BGPolitics) September 3, 2015
Judge Bunning told Kim Davis he has his own religious beliefs as Catholic, but public officials must respect the law. ^JC— Bluegrass Politics (@BGPolitics) September 3, 2015