Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, remained in "good spirits" behind bars and refused to resign from her position as clerk, the Associated Press reported Friday. Davis continued to deny same gay couples marriage licenses, despite a Supreme Court order Tuesday requiring her to do so.
Davis' husband told journalists that his wife was doing well after her first night in jail and would continue to remain there until she was allowed to return to her job.
“No one is above the law," said White House press secretary, Josh Earnest. "That applies to the president of the United States, and that applies to the county clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky, as well," he said.
Five of the six deputies who worked for Davis said they would now issue licenses to same-sex couples, and Andrew Adkins, a local Rowan county journalist, reported Friday that the first gay couple in the county had just received their marriage license.
James Yates and William Smith are the first couple to receive a marriage license in the history of Rowan County #KimDavis
— Andrew Adkins (@AndrewG_22) September 4, 2015
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) September 3, 2015