Anti-gay clerk Kim Davis launches re-election bid as a Republican

Infamous anti-gay clerk Kim Davis has filed for re-election as a Republican.

Kim Davis made the news in 2015 after the US Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples had a constitutional right to marry.

The clerk for Rowan County, Kentucky, decided to ignore the ruling and subsequent demands from a string of state courts, in order to block the weddings of same-sex couples in the county, claiming she was acting in accordance with her religious beliefs despite .

Davis – who has since become a cause célèbre among the anti-LGBT movement – finishes her term as clerk this year.

But she today filed for re-election as a Republican, despite facing challenges from four separate Democrats.

Ironically Davis may end up losing her job to one of the men she blocked from marrying.

Kim Davis spent several days in prison for refusing to comply with court orders

David Ermold, who was filmed being denied a marriage license by Davis back in 2015, launched his campaign to become Rowan County clerk last month, ahead of the election.

Davis, who was initially elected as a Democrat, plans to seek re-election as a Republican.


MOREHEAD, KY - SEPTEMBER 14: Rowan County clerk Kim Davis gives a statement about her intentions on applying her signature to same sex marriage licenses on her first day back to work, after being released from jail last week, at the Rowan County Courthouse September 14, 2015 in Morehead, Kentucky. Davis was jailed for disobeying a judges order for denying marriage licenses to gay couples on the basis of her religious faith. (Photo by Ty Wright/Getty Images)


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