Kentucky County Court Clerk Who Refused to Issue Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Licenses Ready for Sixth Circuit Appeal

The case of Kim Davis, a former clerk of court in Kentucky who was jailed for contempt of court and sued for refusing to issue licenses for same-sex “marriages,” is ready to present her case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

She’s been dealing with this for almost 10 years.

Davis is a Christian who believes what the Bible teaches about marriage and sexuality: marriage is the union between one man and one woman, and homosexuality is a sin. Davis’s lawyers at Liberty Counsel will argue that she is not liable for damages because she was entitled to a religious accommodation. Liberty Counsel also will argue that Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Constitution conferred a right for two people of the same sex to be “married,” should be overturned.

The high court refused to hear Davis’s case. Although a federal court dismissed the lawsuits against her, some of the parties continued to seek damages.

Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, said the case “has the potential to overturn Obergefell v. Hodges and extend the same religious freedom protections beyond Kentucky to the entire nation.”

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