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Jailed clerk becomes unlikely conservative hero as deputies issue same-sex marriage licenses

Jailed clerk becomes unlikely conservative hero as deputies issue same-sex marriage licenses

Rowan County clerk Kim Davis admits she has had a less than perfect life, having worked through personal problems and four marriages in a small rural county in Kentucky. But there is one thing the 49-year-old says she does not doubt: She knows the difference between heaven and hell, and how to get there. Davis was in a Kentucky jail on Friday after citing “God’s authority” for her refusal to follow court orders and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. With their boss locked up for contempt, her deputy clerks resumed issuing marriage licenses on Friday, including to three same-sex couples. Outside the clerk’s office, a crowd gathered. Some shouted...

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