Kentucky Republican Kim Davis, the county clerk who refused to issue a marriage license to a gay couple, lost her re-election bid on Tuesday night.
Davis lost to Democratic challenger Elwood Caudill Jr. 54 percent to 46 percent for Rowan County clerkship.
This was the first time Davis faced reelection after being jailed for refusing to issue the marriage license. (RELATED: The Man Behind Gay Marriage Ruling Writes Open Letter To Kim Davis)
Davis was jailed for almost a week and then released when the rest of the clerk’s office began issuing gay marriage licenses. Upon her release, the judge warned Davis not to interfere with the issuing of gay marriage licenses.
Caudill Jr. defeated David Ermold, one of the men who Davis refused to give the marriage license to, in the Democratic primary. Ermold refused to endorse either candidate after losing.
In a heated Facebook post, Ermold accused Caudill Jr. of being homophobic. He said, “NO. I WILL NOT SUPPORT A HOMOPHOBE IN THE NOVEMBER ELECTIONS. That’s not a feeling. That’s a conviction.”
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