Rowan Co. Clerk Kim Davis, with leg shackles visible, was led away in custody from the Carl D. Perkins Federal Building in Ashland, Ky., Thursday, September 03, 2015. Rowan Co. Clerk Kim Davis was found in contempt of court by U.S. District Judge David Bunning for refusing to issue marriage licenses in Rowan Co. Before the hearing, groups of protesters and supporters gathered in front of the building. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff
Rowan Co. Clerk Kim Davis, with leg shackles visible, was led away in custody from the Carl D. Perkins Federal Building in Ashland, Ky., Thursday, September 03, 2015. Rowan Co. Clerk Kim Davis was found in contempt of court by U.S. District Judge David Bunning for refusing to issue marriage licenses in Rowan Co. Before the hearing, groups of protesters and supporters gathered in front of the building. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff Herald-Leader
Rowan Co. Clerk Kim Davis, with leg shackles visible, was led away in custody from the Carl D. Perkins Federal Building in Ashland, Ky., Thursday, September 03, 2015. Rowan Co. Clerk Kim Davis was found in contempt of court by U.S. District Judge David Bunning for refusing to issue marriage licenses in Rowan Co. Before the hearing, groups of protesters and supporters gathered in front of the building. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff Herald-Leader

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.