Lawyers for a Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for denying marriage licenses to gay couples says she heard supportive words..
Mathew D. "Mat" Staver is an American lawyer and former Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) and Christian Church pastor who became a Southern Baptist. He is a former dean of Liberty University's law school. In 1989, he founded the nonprofit organization Liberty Counsel, where he serves as chairman. ProPublica called him "a leading Christian legal theorist."