6th Circuit Court of Appeals asked to expedite appeal and set contempt order aside
Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refuses to issue same-sex marriage licenses due to her religious convictions, appealed Sunday a judge’s ruling that sent her to jail.
As Davis enters her fifth day in jail, the Liberty Counsel, a nonprofit working on her behalf, asked the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to expedite the appeal and set the contempt order aside, allowing her freedom.
“Mrs. Davis is entitled to proper notice and due process when she is threatened with the loss of her freedom. There was no indication that she would be incarcerated. We will be presenting our arguments on appeal and asking for an expedited ruling,” her attorney, Mat Staver, said in a statement.