Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis released from jail
Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses due to her religious beliefs against homosexuality, was released from jail on Tuesday.
A U. S. District judge issued orders for Davis' release from jail as well as for the lifting of her contempt order as long as she didn't prevent her deputies from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
After her release, Davis told her cheering supporters, "Thank you all so much. I love you all so very much. I just want to give God his glory. His people have rallied and you are a strong people. We serve a living God who knows exactly where each and every one of us is at. Keep pressing. Don't let down."
Former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee praised Davis and pledged to stand by her.
Supporting Davis, Huckabee said, "We don't gather here because we hate anybody. We gather here today because we love God and this country. And we do not want to see this country become the smoldering remains of a great republic."
Huckabee stressed that he himself was ready to protect the right of elected officials to tag along their religious convictions.
The Rowan County clerk was arrested and sent to jail previous week after she refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples on religious grounds, despite the fact that the U. S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in June this year.
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