ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. — The Kentucky county clerk who refused to sign a marriage certificate for a same-sex couple in 2015 has lost her re-election bid, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis lost to Democratic challenger Elwood Caudill Jr. by about 700 votes, the Herald-Leader reported.
Davis made national headlines and was jailed for five days after her refusal to sign the certificate for the couple.
While Davis was hailed as a hero by some right-wing conservatives like former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, critics called her refusal to sign the certificate “a bigoted neglect of her official duties,” according to the newspaper.
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