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Judge jails Ky. clerk for contempt; 5 deputies pledge to issue marriage licenses Friday morning

ASHLAND, Ky. A federal judge sent Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis to jail Thursday for contempt of court after she testified that her religious beliefs against same-sex marriage made it impossible for her to comply with his order to resume issuing marriage licenses. "My conscience will not allow me," Davis told U.S. District Judge David Bunning in a quiet voice. Davis, an Apostolic Christian, has refused to issue any marriage licenses in Rowan County since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in June. After U.S. marshals took Davis into custody, where she is expected to remain until she agrees to comply with Bunning's order, the judge ordered her six deputy clerks...