Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Released from Jail, Will Return to Work

Carrie Dedrick | Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Released from Jail, Will Return to Work

Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis was released from jail on Tuesday and will be able to return to work. Davis recently gained international fame for refusing to issue gay couples marriage licenses, arguing that she was acting on God’s orders. 

ABC News reports Davis exited the Carter County Detention Center to be greeted by a large crowd of supporters and 150-member choir. Republican Presidential candidate Gov. Mike Huckabee escorted Davis from the facility alongside her lawyer. 

According to a statement from Charla Bansley of Christian legal group the Liberty Counsel, Davis plans to spend a few days with her family, then return to work on Friday or Monday. Bansley did not indicate whether Davis would issue same-sex marriage licenses when she returned to the office. 

The Rowan County Courthouse is currently issuing same-sex marriage licenses while Davis is out of the office. If Davis refuses to issue licenses when she returns to the courthouse, she could be sent back to jail. 

After leaving the jail, Davis told a crowd of supporters, "I just want to give God the glory. His people have rallied, and you are a strong people.”

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Publication date: September 9, 2015