The Kentucky county clerk who was briefly jailed after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because it violated her personal beliefs will be running for reelection next year, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.
Five couples sued her Rowan County clerk Kim Davis after she refused to issue them licenses following the 2015 Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. A judge ordered her to issue the licenses.
Davis, who has been divorced three times, was sentenced to five days in jail after she still refused the judge’s order.
The ensuing legal battles resulted in nearly $225,000 in court fees which the state was forced to pay.
Then-GOP presidential candidates Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor, and Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) publicly courted Davis during the controversy.
Davis met Pope Francis at the White House and was invited to President Trump’s first joint address to Congress early this year, reports The Hill.