Kim Davis Once Denied Him A Marriage License. Now Kentucky Man Seeks Her Job

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David Ermold now wants Kim Davis' job

David Ermold once again stepped inside the Rowan County, Ky., courthouse on Wednesday, except this time he wasn't asking for a marriage license — he was asking for Kim Davis' job. She is the Rowan County clerk who refused Ermold and his partner, among other couples, a marriage license on the basis of her religious beliefs against same-sex marriage.

"I have an obligation here, really, to do this and to set things right," Ermold told The Associated Press about his decision to run for the position. "I don't think the other candidates are looking at a larger message."

Ermold is an assistant professor of English at the University of Pikeville and has lived in Morehead, in the county, for more than a decade. He received a clear message from Davis when she twice denied him and his now-husband marriage licenses in the summer of 2015, after the Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage.

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