Judge orders defiant Kentucky clerk to jail
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a defiant Kentucky clerk to jail after she refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
The clerk has told a judge that she can’t comply with an order to issue marriage licenses to gay couples because it would violate her conscience. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was jailed Thursday after she refused to comply with U.S. District Judge David Bunning’s order. Davis testified for about 20 minutes and was very emotional. She talked about when she became a Christian.
“You can’t be separated from something that’s in your heart and in your soul,” she told the judge.
After she was jailed, hundreds of people outside the courthouse started chanting and screaming, “Love won! Love won!”