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WATCH: Protesters Tell Antigay Kentucky Clerk 'Do Your Job!' in Showdown With Her Supporters

WATCH: Protesters Tell Antigay Kentucky Clerk 'Do Your Job!' in Showdown With Her Supporters


As marriage equality opponents rallied in support of defiant county clerk Kim Davis, protesters chanted outside the courthouse where two gay couples were turned away.

A protest today against antigay Kentucky clerk Kim Davis started with the loud and angry voice of one woman who was standing in her office, just feet away from the Rowan County official. She bellowed, "Do your job!"

Others picked up the chant, after Davis once again defied the order of Kentucky's governor and federal courts -- including the Supreme Court -- and refused to issue a marriage license to two same-sex couples.

Davis told those assembled in her office she was acting "under God's authority" and directed the couples to get their licenses at another county clerk's office 30 minutes away.

When sheriff's deputies were called to escort the demonstrators outside the courthouse, their protest grew larger as more supporters of the gay couples stood with them.

Across from them, supporters of Davis also lined the entrance to the courthouse, also holding signs and chanting in favor of the the clerk.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a contempt of court motion Tuesday on behalf of one of the couples turned away, asking that Davis be fined rather than jailed. The hearing is set for Thursday in Ashland, Ky., according to blogger Joe My God.

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