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09/22/2015 08:54 am ET Updated Oct 05, 2015

Kim Davis Denied Her Own Gay Friends A Marriage License

“I can't put my name on a license that doesn't represent what God ordained marriage to be."

The Kentucky clerk who went to jail for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses remained defiant in her first-ever TV interview, telling ABC's Paula Faris that she won't change her mind. 

Kim Davis won't make any exceptions, either. Asked if she would deny licenses to gay friends, she said, "I did."

"I have friends who are gay and lesbian, and they know where I stand," she said. "We don't agree on the issue."

Davis' interview aired on "Good Morning America" on Tuesday. It will also air on 'The View" later in the day.

The Kentucky clerk was held in contempt of court earlier this month after being sued for not issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. She was released after several days in jail, but she may not be in the clear just yet. The ACLU on Monday filed a motion challenging that the licenses Davis had her deputies fulfill in her place may not be valid. If Davis refuses to reissue the licenses, she could once again be detained.

Davis told ABC that she is prepared to go to jail for her beliefs.

“I can't put my name on a license that doesn't represent what God ordained marriage to be," she said.

Davis also responded to criticisms that, as someone who's been married four times, she's hardly in a position to judge other relationships.

"I'm forgiven," she said. "Washed clean."

Watch a clip of the interview below. For the full segment, head over to ABC News. 

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