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‘Love has won’: Same-sex couple celebrates marriage with activists at Kim Davis’ office

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A gay couple obtained a marriage license Friday morning in Rowan County, where a county clerk’s refusal to follow the law has drawn international attention.

The Rowan County courthouse opened its doors Friday at 8 a.m., one day after County Clerk Kim Davis was jailed for contempt.

Five of her six deputies agreed to follow court orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and one of those deputies sat behind a sign that indicated he was the official “marriage license deputy.”

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“Anybody here to get a license, a marriage license?” a sheriff’s deputy asked a throng of reporters gathered in the office.

William Smith and James Yates, who were turned away earlier this week — setting up the contempt of court violation that eventually landed Davis in jail — stepped up to the deputy clerk who had apologetically denied them a marriage license.

This time, they were issued a license that would allow them to be legally married in the state of Kentucky.

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The gay couple entered the courthouse holding hands, as they walked past anti-LGBT protesters hurling insults and shouting Bible verses.

But supporters of marriage equality took up a chant, “love has won,” to drown out their vindictive rebukes.

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‘Bulletproof from a pardon’: Fox News analyst says judge in Stone case just made things tough for Trump

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In the wake of Roger Stone's sentencing of 3.5 years in prison this Thursday, Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano posited that U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson's choice to go along with Attorney General Bill Barr's sentencing recommendation could have been an effort to pardon-proof the sentence from President Trump.

"[Jackson's] trying to make this bulletproof from a pardon," Napolitano said. "Because she went along exactly with what [Barr] requested."

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Adam Schiff sends signal that a Roger Stone pardon would be another impeachable offense

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Rep. Adam Schiff suggested that a presidential pardon for Roger Stone would be an impeachable offense.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced the longtime Republican operative to 40 months in prison, saying Stone had lied to Congress and threatened a witness to cover up possible wrongdoing by President Donald Trump -- and Schiff sent a warning against a pardon.

"Roger Stone was found guilty of lying to Congress and threatening a witness," Schiff tweeted.

Schiff, who led the impeachment inquiry and trial, agreed with Jackson -- whose language echoed the lawmaker's "corrupt scheme and cover-up" indictment during the Senate trial.

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WATCH: Roger Stone greeted with ‘Lock Him Up!’ chants after getting sentenced to 40 months

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Trump ally Roger Stone frequently led chants of "Lock her up!" about Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign -- but on Thursday, the table decisively turned.

After Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison for charges of perjury, witness tampering, and obstruction of justice, a crowd of people greeted the right-wing dirty trickster by chanting, "Lock him up!" outside the courthouse.

At least one supporter of President Donald Trump tried to get a "pardon" chant going, but they were drowned out by the louder "Lock him up" chants.

Watch the video below.

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