Kim Davis, the anti-gay Rowan County clerk who spent five days behind bars after refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses (even though she is legally obligated to do under state and federal law), has returned to work Monday, saying she will not issue any marriage licenses that go against her religious beliefs.
“Good morning. I am here before you this morning as I return to work to say that I love my lord Jesus, I love all people, and I love my job. I want to continue to serve all three as I tried to do until now,” a defiant Kim Davis told reporters. “I’m no hero, I’m just a person who has been transformed by the grace of God.”
She continued: “Effective immediately, and until an access is provided by those with authority to provide it, any license issued by my office will not be issued by me. My deputy clerks do not have the authority to issue a license…Any unauthorized license that they will issue will not have my name on it, but they will say that they are issued pursuant to an authorized court order.”
Even though the thrice-divorced county clerk left the door open for her deputies to continue to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples without her name appearing on the documents, Davis acknowledged that she is not sure on the legality of licenses altered in such a way.
Watch Davis’ press conference below: