‘Welcome to Sodom and Gomorrah’: Husband of Jailed Kentucky Clerk Reveals Family’s Plan to Keep Fighting

The husband of a Kentucky clerk who was put behind bars on Thursday for repeatedly refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses said that his wife is faring well after her first night in jail — and that she has plans to continue her battle.

Donning a baseball cap and holding a sign that read, “Welcome to Sodom and Gomorrah,” Joe Davis stood outside the Rowan County Courthouse on Friday morning, telling reporters that his wife, county clerk Kim Davis, would stay in jail “as long as it takes” for the government to provide a religious accommodation, the New York Times reported.

“She has done her job,” Davis added. “Just because five Supreme Court judges make a ruling, it’s not a law.”

CORRECTS PHOTOGRAPHER TO ADAM BEAM, INSTEAD OF BERNARD MCGHEE - Joe Davis, husband of jailed Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, speaks to reporters outside the Rowan County Courthouse on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 in Morehead, Ky. Davis says his wife won't resign and will stay in jail for as long as it takes. A federal district court judge jailed Kim Davis on Thursday for refusing to obey his order that she issue marriage licenses to gay couples. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)
Joe Davis, husband of jailed Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, speaks to reporters outside the Rowan County Courthouse on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 in Morehead, Ky. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)

And he wasn’t done there. Davis called U.S. District Judge David Bunning a bully over his decision to arrest his wife during Thursday’s contempt hearing, and said that she has no plans of resigning her post, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.

“She won’t resign I promise you,” Davis said. “Until something gives, she’ll be there.”

Mat Staver, Davis’ attorney with the Liberty Counsel law firm, told TheBlaze on Thursday that next steps in the case are not yet solidified, but Joe Davis told reporters that he spoke with his wife on Thursday night and the family plans to keep fighting.

That said, he personally has no plans of stopping the issuing of same-sex licenses, telling reporters that he has no hard feelings against the five deputy clerks who have agreed to issue them; in fact, Davis said that he went to dinner them them on Thursday night.

Clerk Kim Davis
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, right, talks with David Moore following her office’s refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

“We don’t want no violence at all,” he said in front of the courthouse. “And we don’t hate these people. That’s the farthest thing from our hearts.”

As TheBlaze previously reported, the first gay couple received a marriage license on Friday morning. Read more about the ongoing saga here.

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