September 14, 2015
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Kim Davis Returns to Work, Says Name Won’t Be on Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

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Kim Davis announced this morning that she will not interfere with same-sex marriage licenses being issued.

Davis, the clerk for Rowan County, Kentucky, spent six days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples on religious grounds.

She emphasized that neither her name nor her authority will be on the licenses, explaining that it would betray God.

Davis said licenses will be issued by her deputies until an accommodation can be granted by the governor and state lawmakers.

“Are we not a big enough, a loving enough and a tolerant enough state to find a way to accommodate my deeply held religious convictions?” she asked.

The federal judge in Davis’ case said last week that the deputy clerks could issue licenses, though he said it was unclear if they would be valid.

Davis said that the licenses will state that they are being granted under a court order, and urged her supporters to remain civil and peaceful.

In releasing her from jail, the judge ordered Davis not to interfere with licenses being issued to gay couples.

 

Watch Davis’ remarks.

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