By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
September 9, 2015
MOREHEAD, Ky. — The latest on a Kentucky county clerk who was released from jail Tuesday after she continued to defy court orders and refused to issue marriage licenses because of her religious beliefs on homosexuality (all times local):
The day after she was released from jail, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis announced she would stay home from work until Monday, leaving unanswered whether she’ll comply with a court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Davis’s attorneys with the Christian law firm Liberty Counsel released a statement saying that she will spend the next several days resting with family and combing through the hundreds of letters she received during her five-day stint in jail.
Davis was held in contempt and jailed for defying a series of court orders and continuing to refuse to issue marriage licenses. In her absence, a deputy clerk began issuing them. The judge let her out Tuesday, with strict orders not to intervene. Davis’ attorneys would not say whether she intends to comply.
To many, Kim Davis has become a household name. The Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk has garnered national attention for weeks for her refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
Just across the street from her office, another local worker shares her first name — but Kim Tabor is tired of being mistaken for the embattled clerk, and she wants to clear up the confusion.
She made herself a bright orange T-shirt that announces: “Hello. My name is not Kim Davis.”
Tabor works for the circuit clerk. She says people calling from all over the country have confused the two Kims and have misdirected their wrath toward Tabor.
Tabor says most people she passes in her T-shirt smile and laugh amid the chaos swirling around town.
Protesters, television cameras and reporters have swarmed the government buildings where both women work. Tabor says she wants people who’ve seen her hometown on the news to know something: “We are so much more than what’s going on today.”
A San Francisco couple say they traveled to the Kentucky county of an embattled clerk of court to get married and make a statement for gay rights.
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