Thursday, September 3, 2015
KY Clerk Ordered to Jail by Judge
Kim Davis was sentenced to jail among her co-workers for refusing to comply with the federal order to issue licences for marriage to same and opposite sex couples. The catalyst was the ruling that SSM is legal across the states. Since that day, she refused to issue the licensed based on her religious beliefs.
The judge chose to jail Davis instead of fining her, since he believed the fines wouldn't change her mind to start issuing licences. With her out, another would have to take her place to issue the licenses.
The plaintiffs only wished to fine her onerously to either force her to comply or force her to leave office. One stated that it was about getting the marriage license, not forcing her to change her beliefs.