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Anti-Gay-Marriage Clerk to Seek Re-election
By The Associated Press
FRANKFORT, KY - The Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples will run for re-election in 2018.

An attorney for Kim Davis confirmed she will seek a second term. It's the first chance Rowan County voters will get to have a say in the controversy that dominated national news in 2015.

Davis stopped issuing marriage licenses following a U.S. Supreme Court decision that effectively legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. Five couples sued her, and a judge ordered her to issue the licenses. Davis refused and spent five days in jail. The state legislature later changed the law so county clerks did not have to sign their name on marriage licenses.

Davis switched parties to become a Republican shortly after the controversy erupted.

David Ermold, a gay man who was denied a marriage license in 2015 by Davis, says he is seriously considering running against her.


Published 03:48 PM, Tuesday Nov. 07, 2017
Updated 10:08 PM, Friday Nov. 10, 2017

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