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(MOREHEAD, Ky.) — She’s still behind bars, and still standing firm.

Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, has now filed an appeal against the order that jailed her, with the help of her lawyers.

Davis now faces indefinite incarceration for contempt of court, although she could be out of jail as soon as she decides to start giving out marriage licenses or resign.

If she really stands firm, she may be released as legal analysts say judges don’t like to hold contempt offenders for long periods of time.

The court may also go easy on Davis since marriage licenses are still being given out from her office even in her absence. There are other penalties at stake as well, including a misdemeanor for shirking her “official duty,” or even an impeachment.

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