Former Kentucky Clerk Fined $100,000 For Denying Gay Couple Marriage License in 2015

Former Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, who gained national attention when she refused to grant marriage licenses to gay partners in 2015, has now been ordered by a federal jury to pay one gay couple a total of $100,000.

Five justices on the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states via the notorious Obergefell v. Hodges case at the time, and Davis refused to sign licenses for gay couples.

After hearing about Davis’ refusal, same-sex partners David Ermold and David Moore went to her office “with news cameras in tow,” demanding a marriage license.

She denied the license to Ermold and Moore as well as to same-sex partners James Yates and Will Smith.

District Judge David Bunning ruled that Davis was in contempt of court and sent her to jail and she was released five days later.

From The Blaze:

Those two gay couples eventually sued Davis, who lost her re-election campaign for county clerk in 2018, and Judge Bunning ultimately ruled last year that, in denying a man a license to wed another man legally, Davis had violated the men's constitutional rights.