Hundreds of people rallied in support
of Kim Davis on Saturday.
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.
According to the AP, roughly 300 people
demonstrated for about an hour outside the Carter County Detention
Center in Grayson where Davis is being held.
Joe Davis, Kim Davis' fourth husband,
relayed news about his wife to the crowd.
“She won't bow, I promise you,” he
said. “She sends her love to each and every one of you all. And
this is what she said, 'All is well. Tell them to hold their head
high because I am.'”
Signs seen at the rally included “Kim
Davis for President,” “No to Sodomite Perversion” and “Impeach
Judge David Bunning.”
Grayson Mayor George Steele told the
crowd, “God is going to continue to bless Kim Davis,” before
leading them in prayer.