'Keep on Pressing': KY Clerk Kim Davis Speaks After Release from Jail
The Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples was released from jail today.
Kim Davis briefly spoke to a crowd of supporters outside the detention center in Grayson, Kentucky.
She was joined by Mike Huckabee, her husband, Joe, and her attorney, Mat Staver. Huckabee spoke earlier to a group of reporters, declaring that if he could, he would go to jail in Davis' place.
U.S. District Judge David Bunning ordered Davis to be released after six days, directing her not to "interfere in any way" with marriage licenses now being issued by her deputy clerks.
Davis' attorney, Mat Staver, would not specifically say what Davis will do when she returns to work. Staver maintained that Davis will not violate her conscience and that licenses issued by the deputies are not valid.
Davis was introduced by Huckabee, with "Eye of the Tiger" blaring on the speakers as she took the stage. She cried as she thanked the crowd and told them she loved them all.
"I just want to give God the glory because His people have rallied. And you are a strong people!" Davis yelled, adding that they are serving a "living God who knows exactly where each and every one of us is at."
"Keep on pressing. Don't let down. Because He is here and He is worthy," said Davis to cheers.
Huckabee followed, saying Davis courageously stood up for her religious beliefs and for the Constitution.
"Who's next? Your pastor, the head of a school? Will you be ready to take the stand even at expense to yourself?" said Huckabee.