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File photo of protesters holding signs and sing gospels in support of Kim Davis outside the Rowan County Judicial Center in Morehead

Protester hold signs and sing gospels in support of Kim Davis outside the Rowan County Judicial Center in Morehead, Kentucky, September 9, 2015. The calm that returned to Morehead, home to the county clerk who had refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples - could be short lived when Kim Davis returns to work on Monday, along with crowds of demonstrators and the media. REUTERS/Chris Tilley/Files

Kentucky county clerk refuses to issue same-sex marriage licenses

Clerk Kim Davis returned to work Sept. 14, 2015, for the first time since being jailed for disobeying a federal judge and said she was faced with a "seemingly impossible choice" between following her conscience and losing her freedom over denying marriage licenses to gay couples.

With her voice shaking, she said she decided not to interfere with the marriage licenses, but declared they would not be authorized by her and she questioned their validity. (AP)

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