POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSORS REACT TO KIM DAVIS CONTROVERSY
Kim Davis was released from jail on Tuesday.
She’s the Rowan County, Kentucky clerk who repeatedly refused to issue same sex marriage licenses based on her religious beliefs.
Kim Davis does plan on returning to work this week and does not plan on resigning.
That does leave one major question. Will Davis now issue marriage licenses to same sex couples?
She spent five days in jail until the judge who sent her there ordered her release.
In Davis’ absence, deputy clerks issued licenses to same sex couples.
The judge has ordered Davis to not interfere with this once she returns to work.
Davis’ lawyers have asked for an appeal that would take their clients name off the licenses.
Two UA Political Science Professors we spoke with weighed in on the controversy.