U.S. District Court Judge Bunning orders Davis remanded into to U.S. Marshall custody until she complies with his order to issue the licenses as her job requires. Bunning said he didn’t think fining a defiant Kentucky clerk would force her to comply with his order to issue marriage licenses. Davis testifies for about 20 minutes at the hearing and is very emotional.
I didn’t have to think about it. There was no choice there. Marriage is between one man and one woman. You can’t be separated from something that’s in your heart and in your soul.
The court cannot condone the willful disobedience of its lawfully issued order. If you give people the opportunity to choose which orders they follow, that’s what potentially causes problems.
— JonathanPalmer (@JonathanPalmer) September 3, 2015