Gay couple who were denied marriage licenses by Kim Davis are awarded $100K in damages

The Kentucky gay couple who were denied a marriage license by then-Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis have been awarded $100,000 in damages by a federal jury, CNN reported.

David Ermold and David Moore sued Davis after she denied them marriage licenses, saying that their union went against “God’s law.”

From CNN:

Davis in 2015 refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples following the US Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges decision that legalized same-sex marriage. She held that issuing the licenses would violate her Christian convictions against same-sex marriage.

Liberty Counsel founder and chairman Mat Staver, one of Davis’ attorneys, said, “We look forward to appealing this decision and taking this case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Kim Davis has blazed the trail in Kentucky where she has obtained religious freedom for all clerks. Now it is time to extend that freedom to everyone, and that is what Liberty Counsel intends to do.”

Read the full report over at CNN.

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