The Courier-Mail

Gay union opponent stands firm

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GRAYSON, Kentucky: The Kentucky clerk who refuses to give marriage licences to gay couples is spending her US Labor Day holiday in isolation in jail with her Bible.

Deputies in Rowan County clerk Kim Davis’s office issued licences to three same-sex couples last Friday under threat of jail or fines if they didn’t comply with a federal judge’s order.

But the drama surroundin­g Mrs Davis doesn’t appear to be ending anytime soon. She told her lawyers she would “never violate her conscience or betray her God”.

About 300 of her supporters rallied outside the jail on Saturday, chanting “Thank you, Kim” and praying that she could hear them. They called her a Christian hero in a war against the godless, and they waved signs that read “no to sodomite perversion”.

“She won’t bow, I promise you,” her husband, Joe, told the crowd.

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