Kim Davis Goes Back To Work

On Monday, the Kentucky clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples said that she will neither authorize nor block her deputies from issuing these licenses. Kim Davis, 49, has stated her beliefs as an Apostolic Christian are preventing her from issuing marriages licenses to same-sex couples. Although, she may be put back in jail if she interferes with the issuance of licenses.

In addition, Davis has said that she doubts the validity of the issues that are going to be issued. When she returned to work on Monday, Davis told a news conference that any marriage licenses issued would not carry her name, title or personal authorization. She stated "I'm here before you this morning with a seemingly impossible choice that I do not wish on any of my fellow Americans: my conscience or my freedom."

The clerk's office was crowded with reporters while there were no applicants for marriage licenses. In June, same-sex marriages became legal nationwide, due to a U.S. Supreme Court decision. Shortly after the ruling, Davis issued a policy that no same-sex marriage licenses would be issued from her office. Then, U.S. District Judge David Bunning ordered Davis jailed for contempt on Sept. 3 for refusing to comply with his order to issue licenses in line with the Supreme Court ruling. He ordered her released five days later when the licenses were being issued by deputy clerks. When Davis left the detention center on Thursday, she was met by a crowd of supporters including GOP presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz. Davis, who is a Democrat, said "I don't want to have this conflict. I don't want to be in the spotlight, and I certainly don't want to be a whipping post."

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