Kim Davis, a county clerk released from jail after she received imprisonment over denial to issue same-sex marriage certificates.
According to media reports, a judge stated that Kim Davis will should be released from jail since the deputy clerks are issuing marriage licenses, which makes it possible for Kim to leave the jail.
Moreover, Kim Davis was strictly instructed not to get in the way of the deputy clerks issuing marriage licenses. Kim Davis was sent to jail six days ago. Her lawyers maintain that they had filed arguments to support their appeal for contempt of court motion.
After release, Kim Davis broke down in tears, then smiled as she stood before a cheering crowd after her release from jail Tuesday, September 8.
“Thank you all so much. I love you all so very much,” she said. “I just want to give God the 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. Just keep on pressing. Don’t let down, because he is here. He’s worthy.”
Previously, several gathered outside the home of U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning, expressing support for Kim Davis. Judge David Bunning sentenced her to imprisonment over contempt of court charges.
Kim Davis had blatantly refused to issue licenses to same-sex couples after Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage. She refused to do so, on grounds that “issuing the licenses would violate her Christian convictions against same-sex marriage.”
Judge Bunning ordered her to jail, while ruling she was in contempt of court for refusing to issue the licenses and not allowing her deputies to distribute them for her. The judge maintained that Kim Davis will remain behind bars until she complies.