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Saturday, 05 September 2015 21:35

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis Is Serving A Prison Sentence For Not Respecting The Equal Marriage Law

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Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis

 

Kim Davis, the clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and who brought this case to court, is now in jail.

The Rowan County Clerk was jailed after refusing to obey the law of the state.

Indeed, the case of Davis, and that of five other clerks, as we saw earlier, was brought before the court. The judge ordered later, Davis and her cronies to submit to the law of Kentucky, as their position requires, and to issue licenses to all couples upon request and regardless sexual orientation or they could face fines or imprisonment.

The other five clerks have all agreed, Davis refused to do so again. So she is now in prison. The judge offered to release her in exchange asking not to prevent her colleagues to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Davis refused and remains in prison at the moment. She should come out soon anyway.

LGBT couples in Rowan County have had their marriage licenses, however, in the absence of the signature of a clerk, the question on the validity of these documents remain at present.

«Civil rights are civil rights and they are not subject to belief,» said James Yates, who had been denied a license five times previously.

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