A Kentucky judge has ordered the release of county clerk Kim Davis from prison, after her office complied with the judge’s orders to issue marriage licenses for both same-sex and opposite-sex couples. Upon her release, Judge David Bunning directed Davis not to interfere with the marriage license process.
— Kevin Corke (@kevincorke) September 8, 2015
Three couples in Rowan County, where Davis is the elected clerk, have received marriage licenses issued by her deputies, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Davis has become an object of scorn for gay marriage supporters, and a cause célèbre for opponents of same-sex marriage, since her refusal to abide by the US Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage earlier this year. She has served five days in a county detention center on contempt of court charges.