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Kim Davis Released From Jail

Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis was released from a jail by a judge's order Tuesday. Davis was held in contempt of court for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, citing her religious beliefs. On Friday, the clerk’s office altered marriage licenses to remove Davis’s name from them. U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning said the issuance of the licenses by the clerk’s office means “the court’s prior contempt sanction against defendant Davis is hereby lifted.” The judge warned Davis not to interfere with the issuance of licenses. Davis met with Mike Huckabee and then left the courthouse to a large crowd of supporters.