COVINGTON — A sometimes-tearful Kim Davis took the stand July 20 to say her decision as Rowan County clerk to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples was a heartfelt one based on her religious convictions.
“It was something I had prayed and fasted over. ... It wasn’t a spur of the moment decision,” Davis told U.S. District Judge David Bunning, her voice breaking.
To authorize licenses means “I’m saying I agree with it, and I can’t.”