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Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis says she’s prepared to go to jail over marriage license battle

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis says she’s prepared to go to jail over marriage license battle

On her way into court today, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis says she’s ready to go to jail rather than go against her religious beliefs and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

‘I’ve weighed the cost and I’m prepared to go to jail, I sure am,’ Davis told told FOX News before a contempt of court hearing in a federal courthouse in Ashland, Kentucky.

UPDATE: Davis ordered to jail by judge, taken into custody

‘This has never been a gay or lesbian issue for me,’ Davis added. ‘This is about upholding the word of God. This is a heaven or hell issue for me and for every other Christian that believes. This is a fight worth fighting.’

Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union are not seeking jail time for Davis but instead want her to be fined for refusing to issues marriage licenses since the US Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states.

The ACLU filed suit on behalf of four couples who are suing Davis for not issuing them marriage licenses. A federal judge ruled against Davis and the Supreme Court denied her emergency motion to not issue licenses while she fights her case on appeal.

Meanwhile, tensions remain high as the case has moved into the national spotlight and Davis says she has received death threats.

‘They told my husband they were going to burn us down while we slept in our home,’ Davis said. ‘He’s been told that he would be beaten up and tied up and made to watch them rape me. I have been told that gays should kill me.’