BREAKING: Anti-gay Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Released From Jail (VIDEO/IMAGES)

Kim Davis, the anti-gay Kentucky clerk that was jailed last week for repeatedly disobeying court orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, has just been released from jail.

U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning ordered Davis to be released on Tuesday, but only with the understanding that she is not to interfere with same-sex marriage licenses any longer. According to reporter Dave Weigel, there was the sense that the defiant clerk may opt to stay in jail.

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Davis’ release became an option after the staff at her Rowan County office began issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples, and at the request of the plaintiffs that sued her. Judge Bunning agreed to her release, now that her office was doing its job – but Davis is not to meddle in same-sex marriage licenses once she’s out of prison. The court order said:

“Defendant Davis shall be released from the custody of the U.S. Marshal forthwith. Defendant Davis shall not interfere in any way, directly or indirectly, with the efforts of her deputy clerks to issue marriage licenses to all legally eligible couples. If Defendant Davis should interfere in any way with their issuance, that will be considered a violation of this Order and appropriate sanctions will be considered.”

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In Davis’ office, five out of six deputies have committed to issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Judge Bunning has ordered them to submit status reports every 14 days to ensure that same-sex couples are still getting their marriage licenses and that Davis has not returned to her old ways.

You can watch a report below, courtesy of CBS News:

Before Judge Bunning ordered Davis’ release, Republican presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz were scheduled for a private visit with the bigoted clerk in prison, and Huckabee was set to lead a rally right outside the prison to show his support.

Featured image courtesy of Carter County Detention Center