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Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis speaks out in new interview

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- In a new interview, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis says she was obeying her law when she refused to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples.

She also said the Supreme Court decision concerning same sex marriages was just a ruling and not a law.

Davis spent several days in jail for contempt of court for refusing to issue marriage licenses.

In the "Truths That Transform," interview, she said she tried to explain to couples why she couldn't issue them.

"You asked why I couldn't issue you the marriage license. And I'm explaining to you and I'm showing you why I cannot. You know, they didn't want to hear that though. They wanted to shove that paper down my throat and make me eat it for my dinner," Davis said.

The state now has a new procedure for issuing marriage licenses. There's a separate license for same sex couples and straight couples, and county clerks' names no longer appear on the paperwork.

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