Clerk who denied marriage licenses files for re-election
Posted: 12:44 PM, Jan 08, 2018
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<p>MOREHEAD, KY - SEPTEMBER 2: Kim Davis, the Rowan County Clerk of Courts, speaks to coworkers at the County Clerks Office on September 2, 2015 in Morehead, Kentucky. Citing a sincere religious objection, Davis, an Apostolic Christian, has refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of a Supreme Court ruling.</p>
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky clerk who spent five days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has filed for re-election.
Kim Davis filed for re-election last week, according to documents on the Secretary of State’s website. She had announced in November she planned to seek a second term.
Davis caused an international uproar when she stopped issuing marriage licenses in 2015 after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws banning same-sex unions. Davis was jailed after she refused to obey a judge ordering her to issue the licenses. The state legislature later changed the law to remove clerks’ names from the licenses.