Kim Davis appeals after being jailed for denying same-sex marriage licenses
Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, has appealed a judge’s contempt ruling that put her in jail.
Davis is now spending her fifth consecutive day in jail, having been taken in on Thursday after she did not comply with U.S. District Judge David Bunning’s order to issue a license to a gay couple who had sued her
“While most Americans are enjoying the extended holiday weekend with family and friends, Kim Davis sits in isolation,” said her attorney, Mat Staver, in a statement to CNN. “We are working through the holiday to secure Kim’s freedom.” The appeal was filed with the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Sunday. Read more…