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Rowan County Clerk jailed in contempt of court

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ASHLAND, KY (AP) -

UPDATE: In Rowan County, 5 deputy clerks have agreed to issue marriage licenses, despite jailed clerk Kim Davis' refusal.


Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has been found in contempt of court.

U.S. District Judge David Bunning told Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis she would be jailed until she complied with his order to issue the licenses. Davis said "thank you" before she was led out of the courtroom by a U.S. marshal. She was not in handcuffs.
    
Davis has refused to issue marriages licenses for two months since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage. She argues that her Christian faith should exempt her from signing the licenses.

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