Kim Davis to be released from prison, attorney says
The attorney for Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who was jailed last week for refusing to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, has been ordered released, her attorney, Roger Gannam, told Yahoo News.
Davis, a clerk in Rowan County, Ky., was sent to jail Thursday for refusing to comply with several court orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples following the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in June on the basis of her “religious conviction.”
Gannam said U.S. District Judge David Bunning, who jailed Davis, ordered her release early Tuesday afternoon.
"It's six days too late," Gannam said, "but we're glad to report Judge Bunning has ordered that she be immediately released from custody."
Bunning, Gannam said, was satisfied that the marriage licenses Davis had refused to issue were subsequently granted by her deputies. But Gannam stressed his client "never changed her mind" on the issue.
Gannam added that he had not yet spoken with Davis, and was not sure if she was still being held.
Davis' name was not on the prison's inmate list as of 1:30 p.m. ET.