Recently, Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk, sought an accommodation in issuing marriage licenses bearing her name on the grounds of her religious convictions. This request came after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges required all states to recognize same-sex marriages – overruling the marriage laws of Kentucky and over 30 other states. A complaint was filed against Kim Davis by a same-sex couple seeking to obtain a marriage license from their county. After Davis refused to sign the marriage license, the judge found her in contempt of court and ordered her to jail where she remained for six days. In a statement, Davis wrote, "to issue a marriage license which conflicts with God's definition of marriage, with my name affixed to the certificate, would violate my conscience."
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