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Posted: Tuesday, September 8, 2015 5:41 pm

GRAYSON "Eye of The Tiger" blasted through the speakers as a free Kim Davis greeted thousands of screaming fans in front of the Carter County Detention Center.

Kim Davis Released
Kim Davis wept as she expressed her gratitude to the thousands of supporters on Tuesday. Tanner Blevins

Six days after Judge David Bunning found Davis in contempt of court, he ordered her release from jail. Bunning cited a status report filed by plaintiffs who sued Davis. He said because deputy clerks issued marriage licenses, the "Court is therefore satisfied that the Rowan County Clerk’s Office is fulfilling its obligation."

On Tuesday, supporters congregated in the front lawn of the detention center. GOP Presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee met with Davis in the jail before addressing the crowd. 

"We will stand with Kim. We will stand with the Constitution even if they incarcerate us," said Huckabee.

Kim Davis Released
Mike Huckabee told the crowd he fears religious freedom is oppressed in the United States.

The former governor of Arkansas said he would have gone to jail in place of Davis. Huckabee said he would rather spend eight years in jail than one day under "tyranny" in the U.S.

Mat Staver, Founder of the Liberty Councel, said that Davis will return to work later this week. But he said "she cannot allow her name to be paired with something that conflicts with God's definition of marriage."

Davis wept after she was introduced to the podium by Huckabee. 

"Just keep on pressing. Don't let down because he [God] is here ... I love you guys. Thank you so much," she said.

At least four same-sex couples in Rowan County have received a marriage license since last Friday. The Rowan County Clerk's Office must continue to issue licenses or Davis will face additional penalties.

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