Earlier this week, outrage erupted over news that Kim Davis, a clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky, was refusing to grant same-sex marriage licenses on the grounds that doing so would conflict with her religious beliefs as an Apostolic Christian.
Today, a federal judge ruled that Davis is in contempt of court and ordered that she be locked up.
Judge David Bunning stated that Davis is bound by an oath of office to carry out the duties of her position, and refusing to do so puts her in violation of the law.
Interestingly, Davis was elected to her post as a Democrat last November, and she’s been married four times herself.
Needless to say, many in Rowan County were surprised to learn that she holds such conservative views on the issue of marriage equality.
Davis will reportedly be held in custody until she complies with the court’s order to grant licenses to all couples wishing to be married in Rowan County.