Kentucky county clerk taken into custody after being found in contempt of court

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ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. – A Kentucky county clerk is going to jail after being found in contempt of court.

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has not issued any marriage licenses since the Supreme Court ruled that states must allow same-sex marriages two months ago.

Davis says her religious beliefs will not allow her to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

A federal judge ordered her to issue the marriage licenses and an appeals court agreed.

On Monday, the Supreme Court refused a request for a stay while Davis pursued an appeal. That means a lower court’s ruling, which ordered Davis to issue the licenses, still stands.

Despite the rulings, Davis continued to refuse to issue marriage licenses.

On Thursday, she was found in contempt of court.

According to WDRB, she is expected to remain in custody until she agrees to begin issuing marriage licenses.

U.S. District Judge David Bunning said he wasn’t convinced issuing a fine would have compelled Davis to comply with federal laws.

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