Excerpts from Church Militant
MOREHEAD, Ky., September 3, 2015 (ChurchMilitant.com) – Kentucky marriage clerk Kim Davis has just been ordered to jail by a federal court for refusing to issue licenses to gay couples. This marks the first time a clerk has been jailed since the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing gay “marriage” in all 50 states.
Citing God’s authority, Rowan county clerk Kim Davis has been refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay or straight couples ever since the High Court’s June decision in Obergefell v. Hodges making gay “marriage” a constitutional right. Despite repeated federal court orders to issue the licenses, Kim Davis has been firm in her refusal based on her sincerely held religious beliefs. A video showing her refusal to a gay couple has gone viral.
The couples who sued Davis in July filed a motion on Tuesday asking U.S. District Judge David Bunning to hold Davis in contempt of court, seeking fines for the clerk but not jail time. In addition, they filed a motion asking the judge to clarify that Davis must issue licenses to all couples, not just to the four in this case.