November 7, 2018 •
County Clerk Who Refused to Sign Marriage Licenses for Gay Couples Loses Reelection Bid
In Kentucky, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis lost her bid for reelection Tuesday. Davis, who became nationally known when she refused to sign marriage licenses for gay couples, lost to her Democratic challenger by roughly 700 votes.
Davis was initially thrust into the spotlight in 2015, when she was ultimately jailed for five days by U.S. District Judge David Bunning for contempt of court for her continued refusal to grant marriage licenses to gay couples.
She was ultimately released when she promised not to interfere with licenses granted by deputy clerks.
Elwood Caudill Jr., her victorious opponent, is currently the chief deputy property valuation administrator for the county.
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