Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Plans To Go Back To Work On Monday

Kim Davis reacts towards her parents after appearing at a rally outside the Carter County Detention Center, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in Grayson, Ky. Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issu... Kim Davis reacts towards her parents after appearing at a rally outside the Carter County Detention Center, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in Grayson, Ky. Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, was released after five days behind bars. (Pablo Alcala/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT MORE LESS
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Rowan County clerk Kim Davis plans to return to work on Monday, fresh off her five-day stint in jail for contempt, her attorneys said in a statement Wednesday.

Now back at home after her release from federal custody on Tuesday, Davis said in the statement she is “deeply moved” by the public outpouring of support from around the country.

“I love God, love people, and love my work. I hope we will continue to respect these values and that America remains a place where all three can live in harmony,” Davis said in the statement.

Although a federal judge ordered she not interfere with the issuance of marriage licenses, her legal team said her mind “has not changed,” and she intends to block gay couples from getting licenses once again.

Davis’ deputy clerks have issued marriage licenses to gay couples in her absence, although her legal team insists these licenses are not valid.

Davis was ordered into custody for contempt Sept. 3 after repeatedly refusing to issue any marriage licenses after the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage came down, citing her personal religious beliefs.

Read the full statement here.

This post has been updated.

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  1. “Davis’ deputy clerks have issued marriage licenses to gay couples in her absence, although her legal team insists these licenses are not valid.”

    Because they have been so darned accurate in all their legal opinions.

  2. …and back to jail on Tuesday?

  3. Am I the only one who sees this pic and thinks “don’t get between her and her Krispy Kreme’s.”

  4. Hopefully someone will explain to Ms. Davis that her name and signature on marriage licenses is not a matter of her personal endorsement of the couple’s union. It’s simply an acknowledgement that they’ve met the legal qualifications for marriage.

    I’m not sure how you convince a Dominionist like Davis of that, though.

  5. Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Plans To Go Back To Work On Monday

    I’m sure she’s exhausted, what with all the not doing her job for a couple months, then laying about in cell over the weekend. Best to rest up I always say.

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