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LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Former Rowan County clerk, Kim Davis, appealed a federal court ruling on March, 31 that states she violated the constitutional rights of two same-sex couples.

In 2015, Davis refused to issue marriage licenses to couples.

A federal judge previously ruled that the former Kentucky clerk, “cannot use her own constitutional rights as a shield to violate the constitutional rights of others while performing her duties as an elected official.”


She spent five days in jail after refusing a judge’s order. Davis’ staff issued the marriage licenses but removed her name from the forms. Kentucky legislature later enacted a law removing the names of all county clerks from state marriage licenses.

In 2018 Davis, a Republican, lost her bid for reelection to Elwood Caudill Jr., a Democrat, who is now the county’s clerk.

A trial has yet to happen in the case, but Davis’ appeal would further delay it.