Anti-Gay Marriage Clerk, Kim Davis has private audience with the Pope in which he allegedly thanked her and told her to stay strong.
Anti-gay marriage Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis had a private 15-minute audience with the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, during his recent visit to the United States at the Vatican Embassy in Washington.
The clerk has spent six days in jail for contempt of court, after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Kentucky. Ms. Davis who has been married 4 times has argued that her religious beliefs should make her exempt from issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.
Lesbian, Bi and Gay couples have had the right to marriage licenses in the US since SCOTUS legalised same-sex marriage in June, earlier this year.
According to Ms. Davis’s lawyer Mat Stavers, the Pope “thanked her for her courage” and to “stay strong”.
When asked about his views on government officials seeking exemption because of their religious beliefs he told reporters that
“It is a right. And if a person does not allow others to be a conscientious objector, he denies a right.”