Jailed for refusing to license gay marriage, county clerk vindicated
Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who spent six days in jail for refusing to issue gay marriage licenses, has said that a new state law taking affect soon provides her the religious freedom accommodation she has sought from the beginning, and is putting an end to legal proceedings.
“I am thankful to the legislators for passing this law, to Gov. Matt Bevin for signing it, to Liberty Counsel for representing me, and most of all to Jesus Christ who redeemed me and is my solid rock on which I stand,” Davis said in a statement, shared by the Liberty Counsel.
“I am pleased that I can continue to serve my community as the Rowan County Clerk without having to sacrifice my religious convictions and conscience.”
In 2015 Davis refused to have her name on marriage certificates authorizing same-sex marriages, due to her religious beliefs that marriage is solely between a man and a woman.
Davis later decided that she would not be interfering with deputies who choose to issue gay marriage certificates, but continued to refuse having her own name or title on them.
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