Kim Davis, Kentucky Clerk Blocking Gay Marriage Licenses, Formally Held in Contempt, To Be Jailed

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    Sep 03, 2015 5:23 PM GMT
    Well, I guess the other shoe has dropped.

    A federal judge has ordered a Kentucky clerk to jail after she refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

    Kim Davis, 49, a clerk in Rowan County, was found in contempt of court on Thursday morning. She has said issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples would "violate God's definition of marriage" and infringe on her personal beliefs as an Apostolic Christian.

    District Court Judge David Bunning said that she is bound by an oath of office to perform her duties under the law, and ordered her to jail.


    This story is listed as "Breaking" with no indication if she's been booked and where she is. A lot of us thought she'd only be fined.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/kentucky-clerk-kim-davis-held-contempt-court-n421126
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    Sep 03, 2015 6:17 PM GMT
    It looks like the judge is making her jail release dependent upon her compliance with his order. Which could mean no bail, put up by herself, friends or supporters. She just stays there, possibly also until after she resigns her office as another option.
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    Sep 03, 2015 6:25 PM GMT
    Bye, Felicia.
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    Sep 03, 2015 6:31 PM GMT
    We're waiting to hear about her Deputy Dawgs, a couple of whom it was reported were fearful of retribution from Davis if they tried to issue licenses themselves.

    Now, while Not-so-Lil Kim getting her martyrdumb time in the Federal pen, we'll see if the deputies avoid jail time themselves and get on with it, or if alternatively the county's lead judge (?) will do the licensing in place of the Clerk's Office.
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    Sep 03, 2015 6:54 PM GMT
    dayumm saidWe're waiting to hear about her Deputy Dawgs, a couple of whom it was reported were fearful of retribution from Davis if they tried to issue licenses themselves.

    Now, while Not-so-Lil Kim getting her martyrdumb time in the Federal pen, we'll see if the deputies avoid jail time themselves and get on with it, or if alternatively the county's lead judge (?) will do the licensing in place of the Clerk's Office.

    I wonder if Davis can still issue her deputies binding orders while in jail? And fire or otherwise penalize them if they don't comply?
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    Sep 04, 2015 12:44 AM GMT
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    Sep 04, 2015 10:35 AM GMT
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    dayumm saidWe're waiting to hear about her Deputy Dawgs, a couple of whom it was reported were fearful of retribution from Davis if they tried to issue licenses themselves.

    Now, while Not-so-Lil Kim getting her martyrdumb time in the Federal pen, we'll see if the deputies avoid jail time themselves and get on with it, or if alternatively the county's lead judge (?) will do the licensing in place of the Clerk's Office.

    I wonder if Davis can still issue her deputies binding orders while in jail? And fire or otherwise penalize them if they don't comply?


    She's handcuffed (literally) from committing any personnel actions while she's imprisoned. I believe it's going to fall on the County's "Judge/Executive" to take care of those matters for as long as Kim's in the slammer, or at least until she's legislatively replaced.

    http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2015/07/21/marriage-license-suit-vs-clerk-back-court/30319757/

    Louisville Courier-Journal(Democratic) Rowan County Judge-Executive Walter Blevins, who is authorized under state law to issue licenses if Davis is absent, was the only other witness Monday. He testified that while he believes in the traditional view of marriage, he would follow the law and provide licenses to same-sex couples.