BREAKING: Kim Davis IN CUSTODY, Headed To Jail

Judge David Bunning has cited Kim Davis for contempt of court and she is now in custody and being marched off to jail. From the Lexington Herald-Leader:

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was taken to jail Thursday by U.S. Marshals after a federal judge found her in contempt of court for ignoring his order to issue marriage licenses. U.S. District Judge David Bunning ordered Davis to remain in jail until she agrees to comply with his Aug. 12 order. Davis has refused to give anyone a marriage license since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage June 26, citing her religious objections. A half-dozen local couples are suing her.

UPDATE: More from USA Today:

District Court Judge David Bunning placed Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis in the custody of U.S. marshals until she complies, saying fines were not enough to force her to comply with his previous order to provide the paperwork to all couples. Allowing her to defy the order would create a “ripple effect.” “Her good-faith belief is simply not a viable defense,” he said. “Oaths mean things.” Davis, who was tearful at times, testified that she could not obey the order and that God’s law trumps the court. “My conscience will not allow it,” she said. “God’s moral law convicts me and conflicts with my duties.” Bunning warned other clerks — at least two other counties in Kentucky also shuttered their marriage-license operations for all couples — that his order applied to them, too. He gave Davis’ deputy clerks time to meet with public defenders and said he would continue the hearing later this afternoon. As word of Davis’ arrest became known in the crowd that numbered more than 100 protesters outside the courthouse, cheers and chants erupted. One minister called the ruling unjust, saying religious freedom had been trampled on.

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