Kentucky Clerk Willing to Stay in Jail for Months

Husband says Kim Davis is doing fine
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 4, 2015 7:22 AM CDT
Updated Sep 4, 2015 7:49 AM CDT
Kentucky Clerk Willing to Stay in Jail for Months
This photo made available by the Carter County Detention Center shows Kim Davis.   (Carter County Detention Center via AP)

County clerk Kim Davis has no plans to try to get herself out of jail anytime soon. Her husband says she's in good spirits after her first night behind bars and won't quit as Rowan County clerk in Kentucky, reports the Courier-Journal, which frames her as willing to stay in jail for months. "She won't resign, I promise you," he says. "Until something gives, she'll be there."

Joe Davis adds that he has spoken with the five deputy clerks who have pledged to begin granting marriage licenses today and bears no hard feelings toward them. The sixth deputy clerk, their son, has no plans to issue licenses, and the AP reports that after he sent Kim Davis to jail, US District Judge David Bunning looked at her son and warned him not to interfere with the other five today. He didn't: William Smith and James Yates, a gay couple, walked out of the office this morning with a marriage license. (More Kim Davis stories.)

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