Kentucky county clerk taken into custody after being found in contempt of court
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.
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.
U.S. District Judge David Bunning said he wasn’t convinced issuing a fine would have compelled Davis to comply with federal laws.