Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis, who denied marriage licenses to gay couples, said she has been called “Hitler,” a “hypocrite” and a “homophobe,” ABC News reported. Davis was imprisoned for five days for contempt of court earlier this month.
According to an excerpt from an interview with ABC News, which is scheduled to air Tuesday, Davis opened up about people’s reaction toward her stance of rejecting marriage licenses to same-sex couples on religious grounds. She said that the names people called her did not define her.
“I have been called things and names that I didn't even say when I was in the world,” she said in the interview, ABC reported Monday. “Those names don't hurt me. What probably hurts me the worst is when someone tells me that my God does not love me or that my God is not happy with me, that I am a hypocrite of a Christian,” the 50-year-old Rowan County Clerk said.
Meanwhile, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a motion Monday stating that the Rowan County clerk’s office had not complied with instructions to issue marriage licenses without interference from clerk Kim Davis. The motion stated that licenses were changed under Davis’ direction with a deputy signing them as notary instead of as a deputy clerk and without any reference to the Rowan County office.
The ACLU asked that the same licenses be issued to couples before Davis interfered in the process and that clerks be instructed to disregard any directions from Davis that do not follow the court’s ruling.