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Kim Davis, clerk in Kentucky gay marriage case, ordered to jail

Kim Davis, clerk in Kentucky gay marriage case, ordered to jail

A defiant county clerk was sent to jail for contempt Thursday after insisting that her "conscience will not allow" her to follow a federal judge's orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. "God's moral law conflicts with my job duties," Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis told U.S. District Judge David Bunning. "You can't be separated from something that's in your heart and in your soul." The judge said she left him with no alternative but to jail her, since fines alone would not change her mind. A federal marshal escorted her, without handcuffs, out of the courtroom. "Her good faith belief is simply not a viable defense,"...

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