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Kim Davis attends President Obama's State of the Union address in January 2016. The clerk for Rowan County, Ky., is being sued for refusing to issue marriage licenses on religious grounds in 2015. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Kentucky's Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis speaks after receiving the "Cost of Discipleship" award at a Family Research Council conference last week in Washington, D.C. James Lawler Duggan/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis at the Rowan County Judicial Center in Morehead, Ky. Davis spent five days in jail earlier this month for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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Surrounded by sheriff's deputies, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, with her son Nathan Davis standing by her side, makes a statement to the media Monday at the front door of the county Judicial Center in Morehead, Ky. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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The Carter County Detention Center's mug shot of Kim Davis was taken Thursday. The Rowan County, Ky., clerk was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses in protest of the Supreme Court decision to legalize gay marriage. AP hide caption

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Street preacher Jeffrey Shook, with Unity Baptist Church in Hickory N.C., preaches to Kim Davis protesters in front of the Carl D. Perkins Federal Building in Ashland, Ky., Thursday. Same-sex couples in Rowan County began marrying Friday — but Davis' lawyers say those licenses are invalid. Charles Bertram/TNS/Landov hide caption

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Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis listens to a customer following her refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse on Tuesday. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis (right) talks with David Moore on Tuesday morning following her refusal to issue a marriage license to him and his partner at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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James Yates (left) and William Smith Jr. walk to the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., on Aug. 13 hoping to get a marriage license. They were turned away for a third time Thursday morning. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis as she goes into the U.S. District Court in July with her lawyer. Davis says that issuing same-sex marriage licenses violates her religious beliefs. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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