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Kentucky man denied marriage license by homophobic county clerk will run against her

David Ermold, 43, is campaigning for the position of county clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky – to “restore professional leadership, fairness, and responsibility to the clerk’s office.”

via The Hill

“I am running to restore the confidence of the people in our clerk’s office and because I believe that the leaders of our community should act with integrity and fairness, and they should put the needs of their constituents first. I will build upon the successes of the past, and I will seek solutions for the challenges we may still face.”

Donations to his campaign can be made here: davidermold.com

Ermold married his partner of nearly 20 years in a different county after current clerk, Kim Davis, refused to issue the couple a marriage license, citing her personal beliefs against same-sex marriage.

Mr. Ermold teaches English at the University of Pikeville and directs a local gay rights organization.

Davis was briefly jailed in 2015 after she refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples following the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, despite a federal judge’s order to her to do so.

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