Gay man denied marriage license hopes to unseat Kentucky county clerk

Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk, was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. She will run for re-election in 2018 against a gay man whose marriage she rejected and three other candidates. (WKRC File Photo)

A gay man who was denied a marriage license by a Kentucky county clerk will run to unseat her in 2018.

Democrat David Ermold announced his candidacy Wednesday in Morehead, Ky. Ermold is one of several people who sued Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis in 2015 after she refused to issue marriage licenses because she was opposed to same-sex marriage for religious reasons.

In the two years since then, things have quieted down in the Appalachian town. But last month, Davis announced she would run for re-election and face voters for the first time since refusing to issue the licenses.

Three other people have also filed to run against her.

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