Way back in the before times, in 2015, Rowan County Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis defied a Supreme Court ruling and refused to issue marriage licenses, and instantly became a conservative folk hero. Tonight, she lost.
Kim Davis appears to have lost. The clerk in Rowan County, Ky., became a folk hero to social conservatives after refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses. She trails Democrat Elwood Caudill by 54 to 46 percent, with 89 percent of precincts reporting— GOVERNING (@GOVERNING) November 7, 2018
It’s early, but it’s nice to know that whatever happens tonight, we can take this small victory for decency to the bank.
Jacob Weindling is a staff writer for Paste politics. Follow him on Twitter at @Jakeweindling.