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Kim Davis Supporters Protest Outside Judge's Home

Kim Davis Supporters Protest Outside Judge's Home

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Thirty people descended on the Kentucky home of Judge David Bunning, who sent antigay county clerk Kim Davis to prison.

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Antigay protesters held a rally outside U.S. District Judge David Bunning's home in Fort Thomas, Ky. on Monday, demanding he free Kim Davis.

Davis, the Rowan county clerk, is in jail after Bunning found her in contempt of court for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples after she was ordered to by the Supreme Court. The 30 protesters held signs in front of Bunning's home for two hours on Monday afternoon, demanding Davis be freed; it's unclear whether Bunning was home. Some protesters also want Bunning in jail for "illegally incarcerating" Davis.

"Judge Bunning is in contempt of the Court of Almighty God and the constitutions of both Kentucky and the United States," Rev. Philip Benham, an evangelical Christian and one of the protest's organizers, said in a release distributed by Christian Newswire and reported by the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Davis's rightwing attorneys are desperately trying to get her freed, filing an emergency motion on Monday that asks the governor of Kentucky to exempt her from the state's law that requires all county clerks to issue marriage licenses. Davis believes she should be allowed to refuse the licenses because they conflict with her religion. Judge Bunning said he would free Davis if she didn't interfere with her deputies issuing licenses, but she has refused.

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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.