Thursday, September 3, 2015

Judge Sends Kent. County Clerk Kim Davis to Jail; She Refused to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

A Kentucky county clerk, Kim Davis, was taken into custody today (September 3, 2015) after a judge found her in contempt of court for her refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses, according to the Yahoo News website.

U.S. District Judge David Bunning ruled against the Rowan County clerk before deputy marshals removed her from the courtroom.

Bunning said Davis could be released if she complies with the order to resume issuing licenses. She has refused to issue marriage licenses to anyone, arguing that such a move was a way around discriminating against same-sex couples.

The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) had asked that she be fined, but the judge said he didn't believe that was enough of a punishment to force her into action.

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