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County clerk who defended marriage loses election

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/06/18, 11:02 pm

The Kentucky county clerk who became famous for standing up for Biblical marriage lost her bid for reelection Tuesday. Democratic challenger Elwood Caudill defeated Republican Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who spent several days in jail in 2015 for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. At the time, Kentucky marriage licenses included the clerk’s name, which Davis argued amounted to a stamp of approval. The state legislature later changed the license requirement to remove the clerk’s name. Davis was elected as a Democrat but switched parties after she got out of jail, saying she felt abandoned by liberals.

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital's managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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  • OldMike
    Posted: Wed, 11/07/2018 01:09 pm

    Kim Davis is a minor hero in the culture wars, imo.