Transcript for Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Jailed for Refusing to Issue a Marriage License to a Gay Couple
In "This week's closer look," a new firestorm over that Kentucky clerk refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, Kim Davis is vowing to stay in jail to honor her faith. Sparking a new debate of religious faith and duties of a government official. We'll talk live to her staunch supporter, Mike Huckabee, after this from Alex Perez.
Reporter: This morning, in Kentucky, Rowan county clerk Kim Davis is still behind bars for corn tempt of court, after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. By Friday, hugs and cheers in that same office. Congratulations.
Reporter: They were among the very first couples given the greenlight to get married in Rowan county. After Kim Davis' deputies agreed to follow that federal judge's order. This is more about than just the piece of paper, what is it about? It's about equality, it's about equal rights. It's about being the same as the neighbor to the left of me and the neighbor to the right of me.
Reporter: In June, the supreme court legalized gay marriage. Changing the law in 13 states. Davis is one of 17 other county clerks in Kentucky who sent letters to the governor in July saying that it goes against their deeply held religious beliefs.
Under whose authority are you not issuing licenses? — Saturday, supporters turning out for Davis. ?
Reporter: Presidential candidates weighing in, too. Mike Huckabee tweeting, Kim Davis in federal custody removes all doubts about the criminalization of christianity in this country. Meanwhile, Davis could remain in custody until she resigns or follows the law. Her husband says she won't give up and that he supports her. I don't care. They can't bully me.
Reporter: Davis' attorneys are appealing. For "This week," Alex Perez, ABC news, Kentucky.
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