In a distance, it’s clear why U.S. District Judge David Bunning agreed today to release Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis from jail.
Bunning locked Davis up last week after she brazenly defied a court order, but in the days since, the clerk’s office has started honoring the law and issuing marriage licenses to all couples, not simply those Davis finds morally okay.
Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis came out to a crowd of supporters as “Eye of the Tiger” blared in the background.
Bunning’s order specifically said that Davis, her religious beliefs notwithstanding, “shan’t interfere in almost any way, directly or indirectly, with all the attempts of her deputy clerks to issue marriage licenses to all legally eligible couples.”
“She cannot allow a permit authorizing same-sex marriage to go under her ability or name,” Staver said in a interview with NBC News’ Gabe Gutierrez, forward of Davis’ release.
MSNBC Live, 9/8#15/15, 3:42 PM ET. Huckabee volunteers to take Kim Davis’ position in jail.
During a rally for Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis, Gov. Huckabee volunteers to take Kim Davis’ position in jail, saying “Lock me up!”.