Husband of jailed Kentucky court clerk says she won’t resign


MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The husband of a Kentucky court clerk jailed for refusing to grant marriage licenses to gay couples says she won’t resign and will stay in jail for as long as it takes.

Speaking to reporters Friday morning, Joe Davis, the husband of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, said she’s in good spirits after spending the night in jail.

A federal district court judge jailed Kim Davis on Thursday for refusing to obey his order that she issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Davis, an Apostolic Christian, believes gay marriage is a sin.

But five of the six deputy works that work for Davis said they will issue the marriage licenses Friday. Joe Davis said he took the deputies out to dinner Thursday night and told them he was proud of them. He said they are only issuing the licenses because the judge is forcing them.

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