(MOREHEAD, Ky.) — Kim Davis thinks she has a solution to her problem.
The Kentucky county clerk, jailed for failing to follow a judge’s orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, wants her name removed from the marriage certificates, her attorney Matthew Staver told ABC News.
“She has a very strong conscience and she’s just asking for a simple remedy, and that is, remove her name from the certificate and all will be well,” Staver said. “That simple remedy has simply been ignored by the court and by the governor and that’s what should have been done.
“I think it’s reprehensible that she’s in jail for this when a simple fix could have been easily handled.”
Marriage licenses in Kentucky are required to include an authorization statement of the county clerk issuing the license.
Five of Davis’ six deputies are expected to begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses Friday.
Davis’ stay in jail has not made her reconsider her stance, Staver said.
“One thing about Kim, she may be incarcerated behind the jail bars but her conscious remains free. And just knowing Kim, she’s made a decision and she can’t violate that conscious and she can’t have this collision with her religious convictions,” Staver said.
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