Davis disagrees with same-sex marriage, saying it conflicts with her conservative Christian views. After the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, she stopped issuing any marriage licenses so she wouldn't have to give one to a gay couple. After Davis got out of jail, she altered the standard license forms when she returned to her job on Sept. 14. She made a new form that does not include her name or the name of the office, and instructed deputies to issue licenses as notaries public, not as county officials, according to court records.
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