Skip to comments.Kim Davis loses re-election bid for Kentucky county clerk
Posted on 11/07/2018 4:21:31 PM PST by Ennis85
Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who received international attention for denying gay couples marriage licenses, lost her re-election bid Tuesday, according to local reports.
Davis, a Republican, was about 700 votes behind her Democratic opponent, Elwood Caudill Jr., in her bid for a second term as Rowan County clerk.
In the Democratic primary, Caudill beat David Ermold, the man whom Davis had refused to grant a same-sex marriage license, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. Caudill, Rowan County's chief deputy property valuation administrator, had unsuccessfully challenged Davis in 2014 in the Republican primary. Davis switched party allegiances in 2015.
I want Rowan County and Morehead to get back to where it was and treat everyone equally and treat everyone with respect, Caudill said Tuesday during an interview with NBC-affiliate LEX 18.
Davis was jailed for five days in 2015 for contempt when she failed to comply with a federal court order following the Supreme Court's ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. That decision made it legal for same-sex couples to marry in every state. After Davis declined to issue same-sex marriage licenses, citing "God's law" as her reason, the fact that she had been married four times to three different men had surfaced.
Davis remained on as county clerk, but marriage licenses were issued without her signature. She also traveled to Romania in 2017 to support a campaign in that country to block the legal recognition of gay marriage. In 2018, she wrote a book about her time in incarceration and experience in the limelight.
The good ones do go down but nothing for them to be ashamed of.
Bless her heart......she is a strong, brave woman
Im sorry she lost!
Rs lost the culture war on gays two decades ago.
Wrong. There was never a "war on gays". The war was against conservatives & Christians, waged by Hollywood & Anthony Kennedy on behalf of gays.
She was a Democrat at the time of the controversy. She should have stayed that way. She is an embarrassment to Republicans.
Davis was a Democrat. Events made her leave dems and change parties. Shame she lost to a disgusting demonrat.
Darn my link didn’t copy and paste right. I used to be a flip phone user. So slow and learning my new tech phone. Uggggg. Sorry about that.
Thanks for that. I am extra slow this evening with detail posting.
She WAS doing her job. At the time the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of sodomites, the Kentucky State Constitution mandated that legal marriage was only between one man and one woman. It was in the state constitution. She argued that the state needed to remove the wording in the state constitution before she could legally grant homo marriage licenses.
SHE WAS DOING HER JOB!
She is a hero to pro-traditional family Republicans.
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