Federal District Judge David Bunning ordered the release of Kim Davis from prison today saying, "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."
Bunning ordered her release after it was reported that gay couples in Rowan County were being granted their licenses saying, "The Court is therefore satisfied that the Rowan County Clerk’s Office is fulfilling its obligation to issue marriage licenses to all legally eligible couples, consistent with the U.S. Supreme Court’s holding in Obergefell and this Court’s August 12, 2015 Order."
Davis was held in contempt of court after refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples in Rowan County, Kentucky.
NBC News affiliate WLWT is currently live streaming outside of the jail, awaiting her release. Watch live!
We will continue to follow the story as it unfolds.