The Kentucky clerk defiant in her opposition to marry same-sex couples has been jailed for contempt of court.
Kim Davis was taken into federal custody today after a hearing with Judge David L. Bunning, another legal defeat for the clerk who has said issuing same-sex marriage licenses violates her religious convictions.
"The court cannot condone the willful disobedience of its lawfully issued order," the judge said. "If you give people the opportunity to choose which orders they follow, that's what potentially causes problems."
The judge said Davis would be released once she follows his original order to issue marriage licenses.
Until then—we hear that Orange is the New Black, Kim.
"Under God's authority," is the reason Kentucky clerk Kim Davis continued to refuse to issue any marriage licenses today.
Hours after the Supreme Court refused to intervene on her behalf, Davis met with one gay couple and told them she would still not issue marriage licenses because of her religious convictions.
The clerk has not issued any marriage licenses since the marriage equality Supreme Court ruling in June. And her battle through the courts has drawn a national audience.
"I've asked you all to leave. You are interrupting my business," Davis is heard saying before walking back into her office.
After the blood-boiling encounter, lawyers for the same-sex couple who originally sued Davis filed a motion to find her in contempt of court. The motions seeks fines and not jail time.
Just a reminder: Kim Davis has been married four times. Just let that sink in.
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