Joe Davis speaks to supporters of his wife Kim Davis, at a rally outside the Carter County Detention Center in Grayson, Ky., on Saturday.
Sept. 5, 2015 7:26 p.m. ET
GRAYSON, Ky.—The Kentucky clerk who refuses to give marriage licenses to gay couples is spending her Labor Day holiday in isolation at a jail with her Bible. Deputies in Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis’ office issued licenses to three same-sex couples on Friday under threat of jail time or fines if they didn’t comply with a federal judge’s order. But the drama surrounding Ms. Davis doesn’t appear to be ending anytime soon. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is scheduled to visit Ms. Davis at the Carter County Detention Center next week. Mr. Huckabee, a Baptist pastor and Republican presidential candidate, plans to host a rally in Ms. Davis’ honor after the private meeting. “Having Kim Davis in federal custody removes all doubt of the criminalization of Christianity in our country,” Mr. Huckabee said in a statement issued Friday. “What a world, where Hillary Clinton isn’t in jail but Kim Davis is.” About 300 of her supporters rallied Saturday, chanting outside the jail house, “Thank you, Kim” and praying that she could hear them. They called her a Christian hero in a war against the godless and waved signs that read “no to sodomite perversion.” “She won’t bow, I promise you,” Ms. Davis’ husband, Joe, told the crowd. Since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in June, most officials have abided by that ruling. Ms. Davis and a few other clerks and judges stopped issuing marriage licenses to any couple, gay or straight. Ms. Davis was the first to be challenged in court. A U.S. District judge has said he won’t release Ms. Davis unless she agrees to obey his order. Ms. Davis’ attorneys said the only way she would relent would be to change state law so that marriage licenses aren’t issued under the authority of the county clerk. They claim the licenses that were issued to same-sex couples weren’t valid. The state legislature won’t meet again until January. Ms. Davis could potentially be in jail for months. “ …Read More