Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis officially files for re-election

MOREHEAD, Ky. — Kim Davis, who became famous for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses after marriage equality was legalized, has officially filed for re-election.

The Louisville Courier-Journal reported that Davis had filed for re-election last week. She had said in November that she would run again.

From the Courier-Journal:

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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