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Appeals Court Hears Arguments In Kim Davis Case

Posted at 4:45 PM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 21:03:59-05

CINCINNATI (LEX 18) – An appeals court heard arguments on Thursday about who should pay the bill for former Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis’ legal battle.

In 2015, Davis refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples after the legalization of same-sex marriage. This led to several lawsuits and jail time for Davis.

Attorneys for Gov. Matt Bevin and Davis appeared in an Ohio court on Thursday. The attorneys asked the court not to award the same-sex couple legal fees. But, if they do, the attorneys disagreed on who should pay.

Davis’ attorney argued that Davis acted on behalf of the state. Bevin’s attorney, Steve Pitt, said that Bevin still supports Davis’ actions, but believes that Kentucky taxpayers should not have to pay the legal fees.

There is no word yet about when a decision will be made.