BREAKING: Judge Orders Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Released From Jail

September 8, 2015 1:35 pmViews: 1047

Kim Davis to be released from jail




Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis has been ordered to be released from jail in the ongoing saga of her refusing to issue marriage licenses to homosexual partners wanting to get married.

The order state that Davis shall be released from jail but cannot interfere in the issuing of marriage licenses in her jurisdiction. If she does interfere she faces violating this newest court order and, "appropriate sanctions will be considered" for a violation.

It is to be noted however that Davis never broke any law, she only violated a court order. In fact, there is NO LAW on the books in the state of Kentucky or even any Federal Law that states same sex couples can be married. Also, in actuality Kim Davis was upholding Kentucky state law when she refused to issue a marriage license to a gay couple. The Kentucky Constitution states that marriage can only be between a man and a woman.

This is a breaking story and more info should be released soon.

Read more from CBS News:

Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Kentucky clerk who was jailed after she defied the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage, has been ordered released.

A court order issued Tuesday says, "Defendant Davis shall be released from the custody of the U.S. Marshal forthwith. Defendant Davis shall not interfere in any way, directly or indirectly, with the efforts of her deputy clerks to issue marriage licenses to all legally eligible couples. If Defendant Davis should interfere in any way with their issuance, that will be considered a violation of this Order and appropriate sanctions will be considered."

Davis was ordered jailed by a federal judge last week on a contempt charge after defying several court orders. Her lawyers spent Labor day weekend filing appeals in an effort to force her release.

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