Kim Davis has resurfaced and she’s an anti-gay marriage as ever.
The four-time married born-again Christian is the Rowan County Clerk in Kentucky who defied a federal court order and spent six days in jail for refusing to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
‘I was obeying my law,’ she says in an interview with Truths That Transform.
‘I had couples bring in the whole Supreme Court ruling and I said, “You know, I really don’t need to see this because that’s not a law, that’s a ruling” (and they’d say) “Well, why won’t you do this?”
‘And so then I go to the Bible and I’d tell them, (and they’d respond,) “Don’t be reading me the Bible.” Well, you asked why I couldn’t issue you a marriage license and I’m explaining to you, I’m showing you why I cannot.
‘They didn’t want to hear that though,’ she says. ‘They wanted to shove that paper down my throat and make me eat it for my dinner.’
Davis and her refusal propelled her into the limelight shortly after same-sex marriage became legal across the US in June 2015.
Davis at first refused to allow anyone in Rowan County to issue licenses to same-sex couples and was sent to jail for contempt of court. Following this, she altered the licenses to remove her name and title.
Republican governor Matt Bevin signed an executive order in December to remove clerks’ names from marriage licenses.
Davis now says it is ‘sad’ that the Supreme Court thinks they can overrule the voice of the people.
‘I was upholding my law, I was obeying my law.’