Attorneys for the jailed county clerk in Kentucky say they will hold a news conference Friday afternoon after meeting with Kim Davis.
Mat Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel, said they will meet with Davis and then update the media about 2:30 p.m. Davis was sent to jail Thursday for contempt after refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
There’s no sign Davis is getting out of jail soon. Her husband says she will stay there as long as it takes, and the federal judge who sent her there has indicated she would be there at least a week.
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As the county clerk, Kim Davis’ signature usually appears on marriage licenses, but since she is jailed, her deputy clerks are handing out licenses with no signature.
The Rowan County attorney and lawyers for the gay couples who have sued to get marriage licenses say they are legal and valid despite the lack of a signature.
Davis was jailed Thursday by U.S. District Judge David Bunning because she refuses to issue licenses to gay couples. Bunning was asked during Davis’ contempt hearing Thursday about the licenses being valid if Davis refuses to authorize them. He said it was up to the gay couples to take that chance.
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