Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to grant marriage licenses to same sex couples will be released shortly, according to news reports.
Gannam said U.S. District Judge David Bunning, who jailed Davis, ordered her release early Tuesday afternoon.
“It’s six days too late,” Gannam said, “but we’re glad to report Judge Bunning has ordered that she be immediately released from custody.”
Bunning, Gannam said, was satisfied that the marriage licenses Davis had refused to issue were subsequently granted by her deputies. But Gannam stressed his client “never changed her mind” on the issue.
So here we have an instance that a woman was jailed so that other people could issue same-sex marriage licenses. She didn’t break any law. She was jailed so that a greater good could be performed in the judge’s opinion.
While I originally thought she should just quit her job but on the other hand she is an elected official. I think it would be up to the Kentucky legislature to impeach her. But here’s the thing -the Kentucky legislature likely wouldn’t do that and the judge knew it so he threw her in jail.
Once again. Kim Davis did not break any law.
The Supreme Court made up a new law and we’re all supposed to accept this as the law of the land. But that’s not the way this country is supposed to work.
What we’ve seen here is the overreach of the judiciary,” Huckabee said on ABC’s “This Week.” “This, if allowed to stand without any congressional approval, without any kind of enabling legislation, is what [President Thomas] Jefferson warned us about. That’s judicial tyranny.”
Last week, Cruz called Davis’ jailing “an outrage.”
“For the first time, we’re seeing a Christian thrown in jail for standing up for her faith,” Cruz told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly. “I’ll tell you, I stand with Kim Davis unequivocally. I stand with her or anyone else the government is trying to persecute for standing up for their faith.”
Let’s be clear. Kim Davis is the first of many.