Republican presidential candidate
Donald Trump on Friday weighed in on whether Kim Davis has the right
to refuse to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
A federal judge on Thursday found
Davis, the elected clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky in contempt for
refusing to comply with his ruling ordering her to issue marriage
licenses to all qualified couples. Rather than issue marriage
licenses to gay couples after the Supreme Court struck down gay
marriage bans in all 50 states, Davis stopped issuing marriage
licenses to all couples. Four couples, two of whom are gay, filed a
federal lawsuit. The Supreme Court on Monday declined to intervene
in the case.
Deputy clerks issued
marriage licenses to six gay couples on Friday.
Appearing Friday on MSNBC's Morning
Joe, Trump said it was a “very, very sticky situation.”
“I hate to see her put in jail,” he
But Trump agreed with host Joe
Scarborough, when he asked, “The bottom line is, though, the
Supreme Court makes a decision, that's the law of the land, right?”
“You have to go with it. The
decision's been made and that is the law of the land,” Trump