Defiant

Kentucky clerk reportedly prepared to stay in jail for months to make her point

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Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk whom a federal judge tossed in the slammer on Thursday for defying the law and a judge’s orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, reportedly is willing to make her stay behind bars an extended one. In an interview with The Courier-Journal, Davis’ husband, Joe, said Davis remains in good spirits behind bars — and defiant. He said she’s prepared to stay in jail for months and has no plans to resign her post as county clerk. “She won’t resign, I promise you,” he said. “Until something gives, she’ll be there.” Davis had been refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples saying it was in conflict with her Christian beliefs. Meanwhile, back at the clerk’s office, Davis’ deputy began issuing same-sex couples marriage licenses on Friday morning in front of a mob of reporters and cameras.

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