According to an ABC News/Washington
Post survey released Tuesday, 63 percent of respondents say Kim
Davis, the elected clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky who objects to
marriage equality based on religious grounds, should be required to
issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.
Davis spent five days in jail for
refusing to comply with a federal judge's ruling ordering her to
issue marriage licenses to gay couples. She returned to work on
Monday but did not interfere with a deputy clerk as he issued a
marriage license to a lesbian couple.
survey of 1,003 adults conducted September 7-10 found that 74
percent of adults believe that equality under the law is more
important than religious beliefs when they conflict.
In the specific case of Davis, only 33
percent of adults said that she should not have to issue marriage
licenses to same-sex couples.
Among the 63 percent of adults who
disagree with Davis, 72 percent also favor the judge's decision to
jail her. Overall, 45 percent say she should have to issue such
licenses and support her jailing.