Kim Davisthe former Kentucky employee, who became known for refusing marriage licenses to two gay couples in 2015, was found guilty of violating their constitutional rights.
The decision was made by a federal judge in Kentucky, according to a report Friday The hill.
As a Rowan County employee, Davis repeatedly turned down two gay couples: David Ermold and David Moore, and James Yates and Will Smith.
In so doing, Davis intentionally avoided the US Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling, Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage in the United States, said US Judge David Bunning of the Eastern District of Kentucky in his ruling.
Despite the verdict, Davis’ legal representatives are not backing down. in one statement On Friday, Liberty Counsel, an evangelical nonprofit, said Davis was not responsible for damages, arguing that Kentucky allows employees to opt out of issuing hunting and fishing licenses. The statement also said that Kentucky has passed a law allowing religious exceptions in the issuance of marriage certificates.
Davis served as a Rowan County clerk until 2018, when she was deselected. imprisoned for five days 2015 also Davis attended President Trump’s first joint address to Congress in 2017.
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