Kentucky clerk appeals her jailing over gay marriage

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A defiant county clerk in Kentucky is willing to stay in jail for her beliefs, but she would prefer to be a free woman.

Attorneys for Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis have officially appealed a judge's decision to put her in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The three-page motion doesn't include arguments as to why Davis should be released but amends Davis' earlier appeal of the judge's order.

Davis objects to same-sex marriage for religious reasons. U.S. District Judge David Bunning ordered her to issue the licenses and the U.S. Supreme Court upheld his order.

But Davis still refused to do it, saying she could not betray her conscience. Bunning then put her in jail for refusing to obey his order.