The Kentucky-bound county clerk, and avid anti-LBGT Kim Davis, has returned to work after being released from jail.
Davis, who was jailed for contempt of court after refusing to grant marriage licenses for same-sex couples, has stated that granting marriage licenses goes against her ‘religious freedom’ as a Christian.
Despite no longer personally issuing them, they will be served by her deputies and she will not have her name attached to any official documents, it is understood. This does not affect their validity.
“I am no hero,” she told reporters. “I’m just a person that’s been transformed by the grace of God, who wants to work, be with my family. I just want to serve my neighbors quietly without violating my conscience.”
As Davis is an elected official, she cannot be fired for her actions. It is unlikely she will resign and give up her $80,000 salary.
So if Davis isn’t issuing any licenses, and still being paid, what is she doing in her office all day?
— Paris Lewbel (@PLewbel) September 14, 2015
Same-sex marriage was made constitutional nationwide on June 26 2015.