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Huckabee to Join Rally for Clerk Opposed to Gay Marriage

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    Presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will join protesters at a Tuesday rally outside the jail where a Kentucky clerk is locked in a cell over her refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

    The rally is scheduled to begin in the afternoon after Huckabee's planned private visit with Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis.

    Davis was jailed by a federal judge last week after defying several court orders.

    Her lawyers spent Labor Day weekend filing appeals in an effort to force her release, but she remains there on a contempt charge.

    Huckabee, a former Baptist minister who often reaches out to religious conservatives, says Davis is simply exercising her religious freedom by denying the marriage licenses.