Kim Davis is back in the spotlight, a year after she refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Attorneys for the Kentucky couples who sued the Rowan County Clerk have asked a judge to award them $233,058 in legal fees and costs for the lawsuit. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Davis is asking U.S. District Judge David Bunning to deny the request and avoid paying the fees herself.
A lawyer for Davis is arguing that the couples wouldn’t be entitled to legal fees because the case was resolved in the legislature.
According to the Associated Press, an attorney representing Rowan County told Bunning that the county government shouldn’t be forced to because clerks’ position is an elective office pursuant to the Kentucky Constitution.
Davis spent five days in jail last year for refusing to obey a federal judge’s ruling that she issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that effectively legalized gay marriage nationwide. The Apostolic Christian argued that “God’s authority” gave her permission to refuse licenses because she believes gay marriage is a “sin.”
SOURCE: Syracuse.com, Geoff Herbert