ASHLAND, Ky.– On Thursday, a federal judge ordered Kentucky clerk Kim Davis to be jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples after a recent Supreme Court decision overturned all bans on gay marriage across the country. On Monday, the Court ordered that Davis issue the marriage licenses despite her religious beliefs.
“The court cannot condone the willful disobedience of its lawfully issued order,” Judge Bunning said. “If you give people the opportunity to choose which orders they follow, that’s what potentially causes problems.”
Bunning said that Davis would be released once she decided to comply with his order and issue marriage licences to homosexual couples.
As marshals led Davis from the courtroom to jail, Ms. Davis said, “Thank you, Judge.”
Hundreds of protesters supporting both parties were present.