After Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk Kim Davis was held in contempt of court and locked up Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples “on God’s authority,” five of her six deputy clerks told a judge they would begin issuing the licenses as the law requires.
The lone dissenter was Davis’s son, also a deputy clerk. Local news station LEX18 reports he will not be held in contempt of court.
5 of 6 deputy clerks agree to issue marriage licenses. Davis's son, a deputy clerk, will not be held in contempt. pic.twitter.com/mpxyAtnWNU— LEX 18 News (@LEX18News) September 3, 2015
Nor will Davis be released now that others have agreed to do her job for her. Judge David Bunning said letting her go now would be “rewarding bad behavior,” according to WOWK 13 News.
Davis reportedly has one more opportunity to change her mind and comply with the court’s order.