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Breaking: Kim Davis Released From Jail

Kim Davis freed

The clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples is free

The clerk of Rowan County, Ky., who was jailed last week after she defied a court's order that she issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, has been ordered released, the New York Times reports.

Judge Bunning, who ordered Kim Davis to be jailed for contempt of court, ruled that she should be freed from a county detention center in Grayson, Ky.

Last June, a Supreme Court decision legalized same-sex marriage in the 50 states, but Davis said that the ruling is against her Apostolic Christian beliefs, and she refused to condone gay unions.

The judge ruled that Davis had to issue the licenses, but she remained defensive, and was sent to jail.

Davis's incarceration provoked the ire of Christian conservatives, who claimed their right to religious freedom, and turned the clerk into a poster child for opposition to same-sex marriage.

Her deputies began processing marriage licenses to same-sex couples after she was detained, and Rowan County officials have stated that they will be recognized, whether or not Davis's lawyers challenge the decision.

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