Kentucky’s Anti-Gay Kim Davis Spews Hate on Campaign Trail

Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis who received national and international attention when she refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples after the Supreme Court of the United States handed down the historic gay and lesbian marriage ruling in Obergefell. Davis was arrested for refusing to cooperate with the court, but it seems that Davis hasn’t learned her lesson and is using her influence over the Christian right to campaign for the midterms.

At a candidate forum on Tuesday she said: “I did not treat anybody unfairly.”

“I took an oath to stand up and uphold our Kentucky constitution and federal constitution, that’s exactly what I did,” she said, referring to when she refused to respect same-sex couple’s constitutional rights to equal protection and due process.

She said that Kentucky law defines marriage as a religious binary contract: “I have had many people ask me, ‘Why didn’t you do your job? Why didn’t you do your job? Why didn’t you just quit?’” Davis said. “Well if you will read our Kentucky state statutes, they still say that marriage is between one man and one woman. That’s what we voted in.”

 

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