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Protesters ask for the release of a jailed Kentucky Clerk

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A big rally is planned for Tuesday afternoon in support of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis who is in jail because she won't issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
“The United States Supreme Court said that gay marriage is legal period end of discussion,” said FOX 19 Now legal analyst Mike Allen. “She is an elected official who is charged with filling out and following the law and she didn't do it in this case so she sits in jail and she got no one to blame but herself.”`

Protesters disagreed with the jailing of Davis by U.S. District Judge David Bunning.

Monday afternoon they took their frustration to Judge Bunning's front door in Fort Thomas.

People turned their protest into prayers and song.

“We want Kim Davis out of jail. We think she’s being unrighteously being held in that jail. She has not committed a crime. We would ask anybody in America show us the law or free Kim Davis. Show us the law,” said protestor Dave Daubenmire.

Davis maintains that issuing the licenses goes against her religious beliefs.

“Davis Bunning has found her in contempt of his court, we are holding today Judge Bunning in contempt of the court of almighty god,” said protester Rev. Flip Benham.

“I think people respect that it offends her religious sensibility and that's fine, for her as a citizen,” said Allen.

Last week Davis asserted that marriage licenses issued without her authority to gay couples in Rowan County are void and "not worth the paper they are written on" because she didn't authorize them, said her attorney.

Bunning said Davis would remain in jail at least a week, saying he would revisit his decision after the deputy clerks have had time to comply with his order.

In the meantime Davis's attorneys filed an emergency motion with a federal court that they hope will result in Kim Davis' freedom.

“We would ask judge Bunning if he would put a Muslim in jail, would a Muslim be in jail if they were in the same situation. We just think that Kim Davis is being treated unfairly because of her Christian faith,” said Daubenmire.
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said he plans to meet with Davis Tuesday at the detention center where she's being held.
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