Kim Davis, the anti-gay marriage clerk who was jailed for refusing to grant marriage licenses to gay couples, has been released from jail.
In a two-page order on Tuesday, federal judge David Bunning – the same judge that jailed her on Thursday – said she should be released because her office obeyed the law in her absence by granting licenses to gay couples.
In his ruling, Bunning warned Davis not to ‘interfere in any way, directly or indirectly, with the efforts of her deputy clerks to issue marriage licenses to all legally eligible couples,’ as doing so will be seen as a ‘violation’ of the terms of his released order.
As ENTmania! reported, Davis was sent to jail for contempt of court, because she refused to grant marriage licenses to gay couples even after the Supreme Court ordered her to. Davis, who became a Christian four years ago, had maintained that putting her name on the marriage licenses of gay couples will violate her conscience and is against her religious freedom, an argument Bunning described as ‘insufficient.’
After her release, Davis addressed a huge crowd of people, thanking them for their support and of course, thanking God (video below).