She Denied Gay Man a Marriage License. Now He Wants Her Seat


The Kentucky county clerk who made headlines two years ago for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples is up for re-election next year—and one of the men she denied a license to has announced plans to run against her. 

Reuters reports that David Ermold of Morehead will run as a Democrat against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who said she was simply sticking to her Apostolic Christian beliefs in 2015 when she turned down Ermold's request for a license to marry his partner, David Moore.

"It's official. I'm in!" Ermold, a University of Pikeville professor, wrote Wednesday in a Facebook post announcing his candidacy, adding afterward in a phone call to Reuters that "we need to restore the integrity of that office" and that "I wasn't treated fairly myself."

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