MOREHEAD, Ky. (TheBlaze/AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky who is continuing to deny marriage licenses to gay couples says she’s doing so “under God’s authority.”
Rowan County clerk Kim Davis emerged from her office Tuesday morning after some couples were denied the licenses. She asked David Moore and David Ermold, who’ve been rejected four times, to leave. They refused, surrounded by reporters and cameras.
Ermold said: “We’re not leaving until we have a license.”
Davis responded: “Then you’re going to have a long day.”
Davis’ supporters whooped from the back of the room: “Praise the Lord” and “stand your ground.”
Others shouted that Davis is a bigot and told her: “Do your job.”
In tense video posted on Facebook Tuesday, some of the exchange is captured.
“The Supreme Court denied your stay,” one of the men told Davis. “I pay your salary! I pay you to discriminate against me right now.”
They also challenge her to “call the police” after she tells them they need to leave.
Watch the video below:
Davis comes out to speak to another couple denied license
Posted by Hillary Thornton WKYT on Tuesday, September 1, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to intervene in the case, leaving Davis no legal grounds to refuse to grant licenses to gay couples. A district judge could now hold her in contempt, which can carry steep fines or jail time.
Moore previously uploaded videos of the first two denials: