The Latest: Kentucky clerk says she's not a homophobe

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Posted: Sep 22, 2015 7:48 AM

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Here is the latest on the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. (All times local).

7:45 a.m.

The Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples says she's not a homophobe and has never said anything hateful.

In an interview that aired Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America," Rowan County clerk Kim Davis said she's just a normal person. It was the first interview she's given since her refusal to grant same-sex marriage licenses gained her national attention. Her stance has made her a hero to some and a hypocrite to others, who mock her for being on her fourth marriage.

Davis told ABC she's not a hypocrite because she's been forgiven.

Davis' defiance landed her in jail for five days after a federal judge found her in contempt of court. In the interview, Davis said she's prepared to go back to jail for her beliefs if necessary.


4:45 a.m.

She's already spent five days in jail, and now a Kentucky clerk could be back in court soon for altering marriage license forms issued to same-sex couples.

Monday, lawyers for two gay couples and two straight couples questioned the validity of the new marriage licenses and asked a federal judge to order Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' office to reissue them. If she refuses, the lawyers asked the judge to put the office in receivership and have someone else do it.

Davis was jailed for disobeying a federal court order to issue licenses to gay couples. When she returned to work, she altered the licenses to say they were issued under the authority of the federal court.

Davis' lawyer Mat Staver said the ACLU's motion was designed to punish Davis for her beliefs.