Madaleno mocks Democratic opponent at Victory Fund brunch

By : Michael K. Lavers OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Maryland state Sen. Rich Madaleno speaks at the LGBTQ Victory Fund’s annual National Champagne Brunch in D.C. on April 8, 2018. (D-Montgomery County)

Maryland state Sen. Rich Madaleno (D-Montgomery County) on Sunday at the LGBTQ Victory Fund’s National Champagne Brunch in D.C. mocked a Democratic opponent who said he “prances around Annapolis.”

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Gay man denied marriage license hopes to unseat county clerk

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MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — David Ermold returned to the Rowan County courthouse Wednesday, nearly two years after Clerk Kim Davis refused to give him a marriage license because he was gay.

Only this time, he did not want a license. He wants Davis’ job.

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Kentucky clerk Kim Davis to seek re-election

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky county clerk jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples will run for re-election in 2018, facing voters for the first time since her protest against marriage equality in rural Appalachia provoked a national uproar.

Kim Davis could face a familiar foe: A gay man to whom she refused to issue a marriage license said he’s seriously considering running against her.

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Judge says Kentucky still must pay fees in gay marriage case

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A federal judge says Kentucky taxpayers still owe nearly $225,000 in legal fees and court costs to the couples who sued a county clerk for refusing to issue marriage licenses because of her opposition to same-sex marriage.

U.S. District Judge David Bunning had previously ruled in the couples’ favor in July. But Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin asked Bunning to reconsider. The Lexington Herald Leader reports Bunning denied Bevin’s request Oct. 23. Bunning wrote that Bevin fell “woefully short” of convincing him.

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Kim Davis fights same-sex marriage in Romania

By : MICHAEL K. LAVERS of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National LGBT Media Association
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A Kentucky county clerk who went to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples is currently in Romania.

The Liberty Counsel on Tuesday in a press release said Kim Davis and Harry Mihet, who is the anti-LGBT legal group’s vice president of legal affairs and its chief litigation counsel, are “visiting Romania this week to discuss the impact of same-sex ‘marriage’ on religious liberty and freedom of conscience.”

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Court: Gay couple’s suit against Kentucky clerk Kim Davis can proceed

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A federal appeals court says a gay couple’s lawsuit seeking damages from a Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue them a marriage license can proceed.

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis refused to issue a marriage license to David Ermold and David Moore in 2015 because she said it violated her religious beliefs. Ermold and Moore sued, along with several other couples. Davis lost, and spent five days in jail for refusing to follow a court order.

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Lawsuit nixed against Kentucky clerk who fought same-sex marriage

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

U.S. District Judge David Bunning issued orders Aug. 18 dismissing the lawsuit brought by two gay couples and two straight couples against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis.

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Kentucky attorney general says Kim Davis in violation of Open Records Act

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FRANKFORT (AP) — A county clerk who went to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples violated the state’s Open Records Act, the Kentucky attorney general’s office said July 5.

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis violated the act by refusing to produce documents related to the gay marriage battle, the attorney general’s office said in an opinion.

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MAD magazine names Kim Davis one of the dumbest people of the year

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mad magazine dumb trumpWhile Kim Davis won’t be TIME magazine’s Person of the Year, she has been named one of The 20 Dumbest People, Events and Things by MAD magazine.

To honor this achievement, MAD magazine introduces in its pages the “All-American Girl” doll, Kim.

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AP-GFK poll: 56 percent of Americans think clerks should be required to issue same-sex marriage licenses

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Linda Massey opposes gay marriage. But she was incensed last summer to see that Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk, was refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

“If the government says you have to give out those marriage licenses, and you get paid to do it, you do it,” says the 64-year-old retiree from Lewiston, Michigan. “That woman,” she said of Davis, “should be out of a job.”

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Couple who sued Kim Davis marries

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MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — April Miller and Karen Roberts stood before a minister the night of Oct. 24, hand-in-hand, and said the two words they fought for months to exchange.

“I will.”

The people packed into the room around them jumped into a standing ovation. They all wore matching rainbow buttons that read (hash)LoveWins.

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Mormon leader criticizes Kim Davis on her handling of license issue

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The Mormon Church staked a deeper claim to middle ground in American society, advocating for compromises between protecting religious liberties and prohibiting discrimination, and criticizing Kentucky clerk Kim Davis for refusing to license gay marriages.

“We may have cultural differences, but we should not have ‘culture wars,'” Mormon leader Dallin H. Oaks declared.

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