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LGBT / Politics PopWrapped | LGBT

Kim Davis Set To Attend President Obama's State Of The Union Address

Ellie McCullough | PopWrapped Author

Ellie McCullough

01/14/2016 8:03 am
PopWrapped | LGBT
Kim Davis Set To Attend President Obama's State Of The Union Address | Kim Davis
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The infamous Kim Davis, 50, is set to attend President Obama's final State of the Union address.  In a statement released by her representation, she is going as a figure-head, in an almost call-to-arms for those whose beliefs are similar to hers.

In case you need reminding, Davis was working as the county clerk for Rowan County, Kentucky. Following the landmark ruling by the US Supreme Court in June 2015 making gay marriage legal in every state, Davis refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in her county because of her religious beliefs.

Four couples were rumoured to have pressed charges and she was eventually sentenced to five days in jail. She has now returned to work, and although she is not issuing licenses herself, she isn't interfering with her deputies who issue them either.  During this time, Davis gained much public support for her cause. Supporters  even included two Republican party presidential candidates, Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee, both of whom attended Davis' speech after she was released from jail.

Davis' attorney, Mat Staver will be accompanying her to the State of the Union Address. Staver is the founder of Liberty Counsel (a Christian group specialising in law suits). He hopes that their presence "will be  visible reminder of the Administrations' attack on religious liberty and encouragement for people of faith to stand." He hopes to encourage others of faith to stand up for what they believe in.

In his address, it is believed that President Obama will draw focus on the achievements that his administration have made in the LGBT community.

We are sure Kim Davis' appearance is certainly going to ruffle some feathers! We will keep you updated as this story develops.


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