The news agency reports that attorneys for Davis, who works as a clerk in Rowan County, officially appealed the ruling to the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Sunday. The motion did not include arguments as to why she should be released but amended her earlier appeal to the judge's order.
Davis was taken into custody on Thursday when U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning found her in contempt of court after she defied a federal appeals court's decision that ordered her to comply with federal law and issue licenses to same-sex couples.
The clerk, who identifies as an Apostolic Christian, claimed she couldn't give out the licenses on religious grounds and cited her decision as being on "God's authority."
While Davis thanked the judge after his ruling, she remained defiant.
"God's moral law conflicts with my job duties," she said on Thursday, according to the Associated Press "You can't be separated from something that's in your heart and in your soul."
On Saturday, hundreds of supporters gathered outside Carter County Detention Center, where Davis is being held, to pray for her release, according to the Courier-Journal.