Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis files for re-election
A Kentucky clerk who spent five days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has filed for re-election.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky clerk who spent five days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has filed for re-election.
Kim Davis filed for re-election last week, according to documents on the Secretary of State's website. She had announced in November she planned to seek a second term.
Davis caused an international uproar when she stopped issuing marriage licenses in 2015 after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws banning same-sex unions. Davis was jailed after she refused to obey a judge ordering her to issue the licenses.
The state legislature later changed the law to remove clerks' names from the licenses.
Davis will run as a Republican.
Four Democrats have filed for the seat. They include David Ermold, a gay man who was initially denied a marriage license in 2015.
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