In June of this year, America became the twenty-first country to legalize gay marriage. Before this decision, gay marriage was something the states would determine legal or not. Now that this law is put in place, the federal government has complete control over this and no state legally has the right to say no. Kim Davis, Rowan County Kentucky county clerk, spent jail time for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses. She has said that it was against her Christian beliefs and she would not comply and did not want her name on any document to do with this. However, she stated that but if her co-workers would sign for it, then it was out of her control. Davis says this refusal is due to her deep Christian roots, and by standing her ground, she was exercising freedom and also doing this for other people who believe the same way as her.