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The Kentucky clerk who refused to sign gay-marriage licenses lost her re-election bid

Anti-gay marriage Kentucky clerk Kim Davis lost her re-election bid.
AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley
Voters said no to Kim Davis.
By Max de Haldevang
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

The Kentucky clerk who grabbed international headlines in 2015 when she was jailed for refusing to sign marriage licenses for same-sex couples lost her re-election bid today (Nov. 6), the Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper reports.

Kim Davis spent five days in prison for refusing to abide by the Supreme Court’s recognition of the right to same-sex marriage. Upon her release, she said, “God’s moral law conflicts with my job duties.” She was released with the proviso that she wouldn’t stop her deputies issuing gay-marriage licenses.

She lost her re-election race to Elwood Caudill Jr., a Democrat who has promised to treat all marrying couples equally, the Herald-Leader reports.

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