Kim Davis

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Kim Davis: It's 'Ironic' God Picked Me to Defend Marriage

Ky. clerk admits she's 'failed so miserably' at matrimony

(Newser) - Kim Davis , the Kentucky clerk jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, has been reflecting on her chaotic 2015, describing it to the AP as "a very emotional and a very real situation to all people." Davis explains she took a stand because simple... More »

Kim Davis' Lawyers: Tweaked Licenses Are Valid

Marriage license changes were approved by governor, AG: lawyers

(Newser) - Kim Davis didn't violate a judge's order when she made a host of changes to marriage license forms in Kentucky's Rowan County, her lawyers say. Couples who sued Davis argued the changes—including the removal of her name and a note that the licenses were issued under... More »

Hardline Archbishop Set Up Kim Davis Meeting

Her lawyer is now feuding with the Vatican

(Newser) - A Vatican official says there is now "a sense of regret" that Pope Francis ever met Kim Davis, reports Reuters —and that could be bad news for the archbishop who set up the meeting. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the Vatican's ambassador to the US, was appointed by... More »

Pope Met With Gay Couple Day Before He Met Kim Davis

Yayo Grassi, old Argentine pal of the pope's, brought his partner of 19 years

(Newser) - Kim Davis supporters who were whooping it up that the Kentucky clerk met up with Pope Francis last week may be dialing down their excitement a bit. First the Vatican announced Friday that their brief visit wasn't an endorsement of Davis' decision to not issue marriage licenses to gay... More »

Vatican: Pope's Kim Davis Visit Wasn't What You Think

It 'should not be considered a form of support of her position,' says rep

(Newser) - After Pope Francis met with Kim Davis during his US visit, a Los Angeles Times editorial framed the meeting as having "inevitably created the impression that the pope agreed with her assertion of a religious right to defy the US Supreme Court's ruling legalizing same-sex marriage." The... More »

Kim Davis Secretly Met Pope Francis

'I had tears coming out of my eyes'

(Newser) - The leader of the world's Catholics found time during his US visit to meet a Protestant county clerk from Kentucky. “I was crying. I had tears coming out of my eyes,” Kim Davis tells ABC News of her meeting with Pope Francis on Thursday in Washington. “... More »

Pope's Comments on Plane Will Make Kim Davis Happy

Says government workers have a 'human right' to refuse gay marriage licenses

(Newser) - Pope Francis made news even while flying home to Rome after his US visit, weighing in on the issue of gay marriage with comments sure to please Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis . Asked whether government employees should be allowed to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, the pope... More »

Until Recently, Kentucky Clerk Was a Democrat

But Kim Davis is switching political parties

(Newser) - Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, a longtime Democrat, says she is switching to the Republican Party because she feels abandoned by Democrats in her fight against same-sex marriage. Davis made the announcement while in Washington, DC, to attend the Family Research Council's Value Voters Summit, said Charla Bansley, a spokeswoman... More »

Kim Davis Doesn't Mind If You Call Her 'Hitler'

Couples accuse her of 'adulterating' marriage licenses

(Newser) - Kim Davis is back at work as a Kentucky court clerk and she says people have the right to call her what they want for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, ABC News reports. She has been called "Hitler," a hypocrite , and a homophobe, but "... More »

Kim Davis Accused of Violating Judge's Order

Deputy clerk says changes Davis made to licenses may invalidate them

(Newser) - One of Kim Davis' deputy clerks filed a notice in court yesterday claiming the sweeping changes Davis made to marriage license forms upon her return to work this week may make them invalid, NBC News reports. If that turns out to be the case, it could violate a judge's... More »

Kim Davis Returns to Work, Won't Authorize Licenses

Kentucky clerk won't block them, either; says she's being forced to defy her God

(Newser) - Kim Davis is back behind the desk at her Rowan County clerk's job after five days in jail, and she had something to say this morning for those awaiting her next move. A choked-up Davis, reading from a handwritten statement, announced she won't interfere with her deputies issuing... More »

Kentucky Billboard Has a Message for Kim Davis

County clerk returns to work today

(Newser) - Kim Davis is probably going back to work today , and there's a good chance that the Kentucky county clerk will pass a billboard with her name on it on the way in. The nonprofit group Planting Peace has paid for a large ad reading: "Dear Kim Davis, the... More »

Kim Davis Needs to Rest Before Returning to Work

She won't be back to work until Friday at the earliest

(Newser) - Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis may be a free woman , but she won't be reporting back to work today or tomorrow. An attorney for Davis explains that she "needs time to rest" after her stint in jail and won't return to her job in Kentucky until Friday... More »

Singer to Kim Davis: 'Eye of the Tiger' Isn't for You

And Survivor guitarist 'wouldn't grant her the right to use Charmin'

(Newser) - Kim Davis is a free woman , but the two members of Survivor who wrote "Eye of the Tiger" want the Kentucky county clerk to know that she's definitely not free to use the song. Singer Jim Peterik tells Billboard that he was "surprised and dismayed at the... More »

Kentucky Clerk Gets Out of Jail

Judge orders Kim Davis released

(Newser) - The Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has been released from jail, reports Reuters , which is streaming live video of Kim Davis being greeted by supporters including Mike Huckabee outside the jail. The AP reports that a judge lifted the contempt of court order... More »

Kentucky Clerk to Governor: Make Me an Exemption

Mike Huckabee plans to lead jailhouse rally today

(Newser) - Mike Huckabee plans to visit Kim Davis today as her lawyers continue to try to get her out of jail . The Kentucky county clerk's lawyers have asked Gov. Steve Beshear to grant her an exemption from issuing marriage licenses, arguing that she will suffer "significant, irrevocable, and irreversible... More »

Kim Davis Appeals Jailing

Lawyer says holdout clerk didn't receive due process

(Newser) - Kim Davis is prepared to stay in jail indefinitely rather than issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples or quit her job, but her lawyers are trying to get the Kentucky county clerk out immediately. "While most Americans are enjoying the extended holiday weekend with family and friends, Kim Davis... More »

Why the Kentucky Clerk Could Be in Jail Until January

It has to do with the state's legislature

(Newser) - Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' husband yesterday said of his jailed wife, "Until something gives, she'll be there." The AP today sheds some light on just how long that could be. US District Judge David Bunning has said he will keep Davis in jail until she agrees... More »

Kentucky Clerk Willing to Stay in Jail for Months

Husband says Kim Davis is doing fine

(Newser) - County clerk Kim Davis has no plans to try to get herself out of jail anytime soon. Her husband says she's in good spirits after her first night behind bars and won't quit as Rowan County clerk in Kentucky, reports the Courier-Journal , which frames her as willing to... More »

Jailed Clerk's Son Also Won't Issue Marriage Licenses

But 5 other deputy clerks will, so he won't face jail or fines

(Newser) - After Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was jailed today for refusing to grant marriage licenses to gay couples, five of her deputy clerks agreed to comply with a court order to start issuing licenses tomorrow, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. But there was one holdout: Davis' son Nathan, who told Judge... More »

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