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Judge: Former clerk Kim Davis violated same-sex couples' rights
2022-03-20

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A federal judge found that Kim Davis—the former Kentucky clerk whose refusal to sign marriage certificates for same-sex couples made national headlines in 2015—violated their constitutional rights, NPR reported.

Now it has to be determined if Davis is responsible for the legal fees of the two couples who sued and other monetary damages that have accrued over the nearly seven years of legal wrangling.

The legal battle started in 2015, when Davis, asa county clerk, defied the Supreme Court's ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges—the landmark decision that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

"After S-E-V-E-N years, Judge Bunning finally ruled that Kim Davis intentionally violated our constitutional rights," according to a tweet from David Ermold, one of the people initially denied a marriage license by Davis.

The Liberty Counsel, which represents Davis, said it "will continue to argue that she is not liable for damages because she was entitled to a religious accommodation (which Governor Mat Bevin and the legislature granted)."


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