‘It’s a Heaven or Hell decision’: Kentucky clerk who is defying Supreme Court and refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses WON’T back down in the face of angry protests

The defiant Kentucky clerk who is refusing to issue marriage licenses despite a Supreme Court ruling against her says she won’t resign or violate her religious beliefs about same-sex couples.

Kim Davis finally broke her silence Tuesday, saying in a statement that despite calls for her to step down, she has done her job in Rowan County well.

But she says that issuing marriage licenses to gay couples would ‘violate my conscience,’ adding that to her it is ‘a Heaven or Hell decision.’

Davis insisted that it is not a ‘gay or lesbian issue,’ but rather a First Amendment issue concerning her religious liberty.