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Kim Davis thanks supporters: 'I just want to give God the glory'

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GRAYSON, Ky. (WDRB) -- Surrounded by hundreds of people outside the Carter County Detention Center, embattled Rowan County clerk Kim Davis thanked her supporters and told them she loved them during a Tuesday afternoon rally.

"Thank you all so much," Davis said amid smiles and tears. "I love you all so much. I just want to give God the glory, his people have rallied and you are a strong people. We serve a living God who knows exactly where each and every one of us is at. Keep on pressing, don't let down."

The rally -- during which Davis was introduced with the song "Eye of the Tiger" -- came after U.S. District Judge David Bunning freed Davis and ordered her not to interfere with marriage licenses.

Davis' attorney, Mat Staver, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Republican presidential candidate, also spoke on her behalf. 

When reporters asked Staver if Davis would violate the judge's order, Staver replied: "Kim Davis will not violate her conscience."

Huckabee also said "If somebody needs to go to jail, I'm willing to go in [Davis'] place."

William Sharp, legal director of the ACLU of Kentucky, who represents the plaintiffs in the case, said Tuesday the goal of bringing the case to Bunning to "ensure that all residents of Rowan County, gay and straight, could obtain marriage licenses" has been achieved.

"The Kentucky Attorney General and counsel for Rowan County have said the marriage licenses are valid," Sharp said. "We are relying on those representations, and our clients look forward to proceeding with their plans to marry.”

The marriage licenses that were issued Friday by deputy clerk Brian Mason did not have Davis' name or signature on them.

However, Staver maintains that the licenses that have been issued are not legal. 

He also added that Davis will not resign and she will "not issue marriage licenses under her authority."

This story will be updated.

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