Ky. Clerk Jailed For Contempt In Marriage License Row

Law360, New York (September 3, 2015, 1:34 PM EDT) -- A Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples was taken into custody Thursday after a federal judge found she was in contempt of court for ignoring the judge's order to do so.

Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis was taken into custody on Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses despite a judge's order to do so and two rejected appeals. (Credit: AP) At a hearing Thursday morning, U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning ordered Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis to jail until she agrees to issue marriage licenses, according to published reports. Davis had argued...

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