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Clerk in Kentucky Chooses Jail Over Deal on Same-Sex Marriage


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By Alan Blinder and Tamar Lewin

ASHLAND, Ky.- A Kentucky county clerk who has become a symbol of religious opposition to same-sex marriage was jailed Thursday after defying a federal court order to issue licenses to gay couples.

The clerk, Kim Davis of Rowan County, Ky., was ordered detained for contempt of court and later rejected a proposal to allow her deputies to process same-sex marriage licenses that could have prompted her release.

Instead, on a day when one of M. Davis’s lawyers said she would not retreat from or modify her stand despite a Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, Judge David L. Bunnings of United States District Court secured commitments from five of Ms. Davis’s deputies to begin providing the licenses.  At least two couples planned to seek marriage licenses Friday. Click to Read More.

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