Gay Man Denied Marriage License By Kim Davis May Run Against Her
A gay man who was denied a marriage license by Kim Davis says he may run against her in next year's election.
Davis just recently announced that she planned to seek re-election to the position of county clerk in in Kentucky's Rowan County. And when she does, she might recognize the face of one of her opponents.
You, too may recognize David Ermold from a viral YouTube video, in which he and his fiancé could be seen walking into the Rowan County clerk's office to acquire a marriage license.
After being denied once before, Ermold and his partner returned to the county office with a video camera to document the moment when they were refused the license.
Since they shared the video in July of 2015, it's been viewed by 1.8 million people.
And now, Ermold says he's strongly considering a run against Davis for the position of county clerk.
From the Greenfield Recorder:
“I think I could win,” said David Ermold, an English professor at Pikeville University who was among the many who sued Davis in 2015. “I don’t think that she has learned anything from the experience at all. I really, truly think that she feels like she is right. I really don’t think she cares at all about what civil rights are.”
Ermold also spoke to WKU Public Radio, and said:
“If Kim Davis was reelected in that position without an appropriate fight, I’d probably regret it for the rest of my life."
According to the Greenfield Recorder, Davis' lawyer, Mat Staver of the Liberty Counsel law firm, implied that his client isn't too worried about the election.
“She loves her job and she loves the people.
“I’m sure (the election) will probably have more attention because of who she is, but you know she doesn’t have any major concerns about it.”