Kentucky Clerk Says She's Not A Homophobe

Posted at 7:28 AM, Sep 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-22 23:32:00-04

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples says she's not a homophobe and has never said anything hateful.

In an interview that aired Tuesday, Rowan County clerk Kim Davis said she's just a normal person. It was the first interview she's given since her refusal to grant same-sex marriage licenses gained her national attention. Her stance has made her a hero to some and a hypocrite to others, who mock her for being on her fourth marriage.

Davis told ABC she's not a hypocrite because she's been forgiven.

Davis' defiance landed her in jail for five days after a federal judge found her in contempt of court. In the interview, Davis said she's prepared to go back to jail for her beliefs if necessary.

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