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Kentucky Clerk In Custody Over Gay Marriage Licenses

Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, was ruled in contempt of court. She was taken into custody.

By Jake Godin, Kate Grumke | September 3, 2015

A judge has found Kim Davis in contempt of court. She's been taken into custody. (Video via YouTube / davidvmoore1976

She's the Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk who refused to give anyone a marriage license. 

Davis said her religious beliefs prevent her from giving them to gay couples, so she's not giving them to anyone.

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"No, no. We're not leaving until we have a license," a man requesting a marriage license asked Davis.

"Then you're going to have a long stay. Good day," Davis replied.

The Supreme Court already denied her request to be excused from issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

Supporters of Davis rallied at the contempt-of-court hearing Thursday. 

"From our survey of the crowd, we would say that, anecdotally, there's a larger group in support of Kim Davis," a reporter for CNN said.

Since she's an elected official, she can't be fired, but she could be impeached by the state legislature.

This video includes images from Getty Images.

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