Kentucky clerk Kim Davis no longer a Democrat


Davis, who has tenaciously refused to issue marriage license to same-sex couples because of her religious beliefs, announced her allegiance to the Republican Party in Washington, the conservative Family Research Council's Value Voters Summit, according to NBC News.

"I somewhat feel like she is taking this to an extreme, because she didn't become a Christian until four years ago."

Through her religiously motivated opposition, Davis endeared herself to evangelicals and conservative political leaders. "I really want to believe that the kind, sweet person who was there when my mom passed away is still there", he said.

The 49-year-old clerk was the recipient of the group's "Cost of Discipleship Award".

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a preacher running for president, but who is not doing well in the polls, has defended Davis and even visited her in jail.

Davis said the marriage licenses issued by her deputies were illegal since she did not authorize them.

"For he is my strength that carries me and it is his mercies that follow me every day".

A federal judge ordered Davis to jail earlier this month over her refusal to issue marriage licenses with her name on them to same-sex couples in her county.

Her lawyer, Mat Staver, founder of the Liberty Counsel, a law firm that opposes gay rights, did not say in his remarks Friday night what she intends to do, though hinted that she will not bow to the court's order: she will not resign, he said, and she will not betray her conscience.

"I am only one, but we are many", she exclaimed to the crowd, and thanked God for the courage to continue her crusade against gay marriage.

He also finds her take on gay marriage to be disingenuous, and calls the whole scandal a "media fiasco".

Davis spent six days in jail for contempt of federal court. Each license includes a statement saying it is issued "pursuant to a court order".

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis no longer a Democrat