The infamous Rowan County Clerk known as Kim Davis, who received national attention when she refused to follow the law and hand out same-sex marriage licenses, was just hit with a double dose of long overdue karma.
Shortly after Mrs. Davis launched her re-election bid to run again as County Clerk, on Wednesday, a gay man who was denied a marriage license by her, announced that he will run against her to bring about her defeat. That will essentially put her out of a job.
David Ermold, of Morehead, Kentucky, is running as a Democrat and was originally one of the four couples who sued Mrs. Davis for denying them their legal right to marry.
“We need to restore the integrity of that office,” Ermold said in a phone interview with Reuters after his campaign announcement on Facebook. “I wasn’t treated fairly myself.”
Davis will be running as a Republican. She switched her party affiliation shortly after she was released from jail in September of 2015 for not following instructions put out by the U.S. Supreme Court.
After that ruling, David was allowed to marry his sweetheart and immediately had the ceremony following a month of delayed nuptials due to Mrs. Davis.
“We need someone who is going to stay focused on our community instead of focusing on the interests or agendas of outside organizations and politicians,” Ermold said.