Kim Davis, who refused to issue marriage licenses to gay people, is seeking re-election as a county clerk.
During 2015, Kim Davies, 52 stubbornly refused to issues marriage permits to gay couples in her state of Kentucky. It’s now come to light that she is running for re-election – despite her jail time. Five couples sued her and a judge even ordered her to issue the licenses.
She assumed the office in 2015 after filing as a Democrat candidate for county clerk. She narrowly won the vote with 53.2 percent of the vote. She has now moved from being a Democrat to a Republican.
According to Fox News, Mat Staver, the founder of the law firm who represents Davis said, “She loves her job and she loves the people,”
“I’m sure (the election) will probably have more attention because of who she is, but you know she doesn’t have any major concerns about it.”
After her release from jail, Davis modified marriage licenses so that her name would not be included. The state legislature changed the law soon after so that clerks do not have to sign their names on licenses.