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Kim Davis expected back at work 'later in the week'

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Kim Davis walks onto the stage a rally outside the Carter County Jail Tuesday, shortly after she was released from federal custody. Kim Davis walks onto the stage a rally outside the Carter County Jail Tuesday, shortly after she was released from federal custody.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Rowan County Judge Executive Walter “Doc” Blevins said calls and letters have been coming in from all over the country and the world, following County Clerk Kim Davis's refusal to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples.

"If I was the clerk I would've issued the licenses just like 117 other clerks across the commonwealth of Kentucky,” Blevins said.

That's if the federal judge decides to fine her in the future. Davis continued to receive her $80,000 a year salary while in jail.

"By not following the law you're putting yourself in jeopardy and it may cost her a lot of money,” Blevins said.

Blevins himself told Davis she has to follow the law and he says she was not sent to jail because of her Christian beliefs.

"Well she got sent to jail for not following the judge,” Blevins said. “The judge made that decision. A federal judge can do a lot of things and that's one thing if you don't follow what they tell you to do they can get you for contempt and the judge decided to put her in jail."

Liberty Counsel communications director Charla Bansley said she “doesn’t believe” Kim Davis will be at work on Wednesday.

"She is very anxious to get back to work, but she also needs a little time to decompress," Bansley said. "I don't expect her to be there on Wednesday, but she'll definitely be back later in the week."

David Moore and his partner got their marriage license on Friday. Moore watched part of the rally after Davis's release on Tuesday.

"I was surprised,” he said. “I was a little bit upset…she was in jail because of contempt of court she was not in jail because she's a Christian.”

Moore says he wants people to realize that Davis is not a martyr.

“I mean she did break the law,” he said. “She didn't uphold the law and she was in contempt of court. That's why she was in jail. I just want people to get over that and move on with their lives."

Judge Blevins says Rowan County is progressive and even passed a fairness bill last year. He hopes the actions of one clerk don't put his county in such a negative light.

"I wish we all wouldn't have went through this process,” Blevins said when asked what he would say to Davis. “I wish we could've found an easier compromise on this, but I don't think she'll change her mind."

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

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