Sixty-three percent of Americans say Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis should be required to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples regardless of her religious objections, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.

The poll, which examined views about the defiant clerk who has drawn headlines nationally, found broad overall support for the idea that people should be treated equally under the law regardless of religion.

Nearly three-quarters of those surveyed say it is more important to treat everyone equally than to accommodate someone’s religious beliefs when the two principles conflict. That view held sway across a broad range of Americans, including majorities of self-identified Democrats, Republicans, liberals and conservatives.

The poll comes as the country debates the right of private citizens, business owners and government officials to opt out of condoning or participating in same-sex marriages in the wake of a Supreme Court decision that gay couples have a constitutional right to wed.

Meanwhile, the weeks-long standoff at the Rowan County Courthouse is dying down, with Davis out of jail and back to work – and her deputies issuing marriage licenses.

Davis, 44, an Apostolic Christian, has said putting her name or title on a marriage license between two people of the same sex would violate her faith. For weeks, she refused to issue marriage licenses to anyone – a gesture of defiance that drew a cascade of lawsuits and made her a national celebrity among social conservatives.

A federal judge had ordered Davis to begin complying with the law Sept. 1. But Davis refused, leading the judge to jail her for contempt. He released her after five days but required that she not interfere with her deputies issuing the licenses in her place.

About a third of those surveyed in the Post-ABC poll say Davis should not be forced to issue the licenses. But that group included many conservatives who were surprisingly closely divided on the issue.

While nearly half – 49 percent – of conservatives say Davis should not be compelled to violate her religious beliefs, 45 percent say she should be required to perform her duties. People who identify as “very conservative” sided with Davis by more than a 2-to-1 margin.

Republicans who support Davis’ defiant stand also say they have a clear favorite in the GOP primary: Donald Trump. According to the poll, he gets 38 percent support among Republicans who say Davis should not be required to issue marriage licenses.

Unlike some of his rivals, however, Trump has suggested that Davis should step down if she cannot fulfill the duties of her job.

Meanwhile, one group stands out in its sympathy for Davis: White evangelical Protestants, of which Davis is one. They are more likely than others to prioritize religious beliefs over equal treatment under the law. And they are far more likely than others to side with Davis, with 61 percent saying she should not be required to issue licenses.

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