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(GRAYSON, Ky.) — Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Rowan County, is to be released from jail, a judge ordered on Tuesday.

 “After remanding Defendant Davis to the custody of the U.S. Marshal, five of her six deputy clerks stated under oath that they would comply with the Court’s Order and issue marriage licenses to all legally eligible couples,” an order issued by U.S. District Judge David Bunning said.

“On September 8, 2015, Plaintiffs filed a Status Report at the Court’s behest. According to the Report, Plaintiffs have obtained marriage licenses from the Rowan County Clerk’s Office,” the order noted. “The Court is therefore satisfied that the clerk’s office is fulfilling its obligation to issue marriage licenses to all legally eligible couples.”

Davis has been imprisoned at the Carter County Detention Center in Grayson, Kentucky since last Thursday, when she refused Bunning’s order to resume issuing marriage licenses.

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