Kim Davis released from jail after serving five days for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. (x)
The United States Supreme Court found Kentucky clerk Kim Davis in contempt of court, sentencing her to jail. Davis was released five days later and was ordered to issue marriage licenses to all eligible couples.
“Thank you all so much. I love you all so very much,” Davis said, beaming as she stepped outside. “I just want to give God the glory. His people have rallied, and you are a strong people. We serve a living God who knows exactly where each and every one of us is at. Just keep on pressing. Don’t let down, because he is here. He’s worthy.”
Davis made her exit to the Survivor hit, “Eye of the Tiger.” The band’s frontman, Frankie Sullivan, expressed his disapproval on the band’s Facebook page.
“NO! We did not grant Kim Davis any rights to use ‘My Tune — The Eye Of The Tiger,'” Sullivan wrote. “I would not grant her the rights to use Charmin! C’mom Mike, you are not The Donald but you can do better than that – See Ya really SoooooooonnnnnnN!!!!!!”
The band’s co-founder, Jim Peterik, also expressed his disgust on Twitter.
Davis was visited by Republican presidential hopefuls Mike Huckabee and Senator Ted Cruz, who showed their support. She was ordered by U.S. District Judge David Bunning not to stop her deputies from issuing marriage licenses to legally eligible couples. If Davis doesn’t comply with the judge’s orders, she will have to continue facing the consequences.
“If Ms. Davis stops them from issuing licenses, then we are right back where we started,” CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin said. “And Judge Bunning has made it quite clear, he will lock her back up.”
“She loves God, she loves people, she loves her work, and she will not betray any of those three,” Davis’ attorney Mat Staver said. “She’ll do her job good. She’ll serve the people … and she’ll also be loyal to God, and she’s not going to violate her conscience.”
Davis was ordered to jail on Thursday after being found in contempt of court for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Davis works in Rowan County and stopped issuing marriage licenses to all eligible couples, protesting the Supreme Court’s ruling which legalized same-sex marriage.