GRAYSON, Ky.-The Kentucky clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses because of her religious beliefs about gay couples says that “all has been well” upon her release from jail on contempt charges.
Those were the only comments Rowan County clerk Kim Davis made Tuesday afternoon outside the jail. She smiled and appeared to be crying as she stood next to lawyer Mat Staver and GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. Huckabee and fellow candidate Ted Cruz had planned jailhouse visits before Davis was ordered released.
Staver says Davis is loyal to God and her job. But he says she won’t violate her conscience and argues that the licenses issued by her office in her absence are invalid.
Near the end of the news conference outside the jail, Davis was asked: “Was it worth it?” She smiled and nodded yes.
The crowd outside grew to the thousands. Christian flags and a few Confederate flags waved.