A gay man who was denied a marriage license by a Kentucky county clerk will run to unseat her in 2018.Democrat David Ermold announced his candidacy Wednesday in Morehead. This time he's seeking Davis' job.
Staver recently took Davis on an anti-gay dog and pony show to Romania, where homophobes are looking to pass a referendum banning same-sex marriage in the coming months. "I think there's the potential they want to keep it in the family".
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Ermold also said that his campaign will not only focus on the LGBT rights but will also give prominence to other issues. "I think politicians need to answer some questions". "I have an obligation here, really, to do this and to set things right". My commitment to Rowan County is to restore professional leadership, fairness, and responsibility to the clerk's office.
When it was over, she stood and shook hands with Ermold, telling him: "May the best candidate win".
Judging by what I know of smaller, rural communities, that tactic is likely to backfire spectacularly in Ermold's face if he's unable to face the fact that there are other issues voters care about, and probably care about far more than how he was treated years ago now. Davis said she felt betrayed by her party and switched her registration to Republican. She stopped issuing marriage licenses, which is the clerk's main job, after same-sex marriage was legalized.
Davis announced she was running for reelection last month.
After she was released, she still refused to sign the marriage licenses, leading the Kentucky state legislature to change the law so clerks don't have to sign their names onto the licenses.
"David Ermold's candidacy is irrelevant".
Ermold and David Moore obtained a license and were Wednesday on September 26, 2015, Ermold said. He has earned two masters' degrees - one in communications and the other in English from the Morehead State University.
According to a report in Chicago Tribune, Ermold believes that he is competent and highly qualified to run the office that keeps county's records of real estate transactions and auto registrations.
According to a report in the Associated Press, Ermold said: "People. are back home bickering and fighting with each other and fighting on social media".
"This is how gay people are treated in this country, this is what it's like, this is their experience, this is how it feels", Ermold said in an emotional statement after he was denied a license for a second time in 2015.