As Kentucky clerk is hauled off to jail, gay marriage advocates chant ‘Love won!’

Yeah, that’s what love is all about: someone being arrested for his beliefs and hauled off to jail.

Love won! Love won!” is what hundreds of gay marriage advocates screamed as Kim Davis, Rowan County Clerk, Ky., clerk was arrested Thursday for refusing to issue gay marriage licenses. U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning ordered that Davis be put in jail until she agrees to comply with court orders that she issue gay marriage licenses.

When the crowd outside the courthouse learned of the decision, chants of “Love won!” rang out, CBS News reports. A video of the protesters shows the intense atmospheres, though the chants of “Love Won” are not captured in the clip.

Davis has cited her religious faith in the refusal, saying she cannot put her name on a document endorsing same-sex marriage, but the judge said that was not a satisfactory legal defense. Davis was escorted out of the courtroom by a deputy but not handcuffed as she was placed in custody.

Bunning said he resorted to jail time because he didn’t think a fine would be enough to sway Davis. The hundreds of gay marriage advocates outside the building were ecstatic at the decision. The interaction between protesters on the two sides got outright weird.

This report, by Casey Harper, was cross-posted by arrangement with the Daily Caller News Foundation.

LU Staff

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