Appeals Court rules couples can sue former County Clerk Kim Davis

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati dealt a crushing blow to former Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis. In a 3-0 ruling, the Court held two couples can sue Davis for damages after she refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses to them in 2015.

According to Reuters, “Davis claimed that Obergefell v Hodges, the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision recognizing a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, did not apply to her because she stopped issuing licenses to everyone regardless of sexual orientation, and the plaintiffs could have obtained licenses elsewhere.

Plaintiffs David Ermold and David Moore, and Will Smith and James Yates believe Kim Davis will appeal the suit in hopes the Supreme Court will take up the matter but until then, they will move forward with their suit against her. The Appeals Court also granted the couples the right to recover attorney fees.

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