The Courier-Mail

Anti-gay clerk jailed


NEW YORK: A de­fi­ant county clerk in Ken­tucky has been jailed for re­fus­ing to is­sue mar­riage li­cences to gay cou­ples and will stay be­hind bars un­til she agrees to is­sue them.

US Dis­trict Judge David Bun­ning said he had no choice but to jail Kim Davis for con­tempt af­ter she in­sisted that her “con­science will not al­low” her to fol­low fed­eral court rul­ings on gay mar­riage.

The judge later said she could go free if her staff agreed to com­ply with the law and she agreed not to in­ter­fere. But Davis chose jail in­stead.

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