Another KY clerk vows to not issue same sex marriage licenses

Published: Sep. 1, 2015 at 7:33 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 16, 2015 at 8:39 PM EDT
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Casey Davis (Source: WAVE 3 News Archives)
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Davis plans to make a 400-mile bike trip in support of a Kentucky clerk. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Davis plans to make a 400-mile bike trip in support of a Kentucky clerk. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

ROWAN COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - Two clerks, one message.

Casey County Clerk, Casey Davis, vows to join his now famous colleague from Rowan County, Kim Davis.

'I'm trying to help a woman that does not deserve to go to jail," Casey Davis said. "This woman has done nothing wrong."

Using vacation time, he will cross the state on a 400-mile bike trip from Pikeville to Paducah to protest against what he considers a public prosecution of a Christian. This as Kim Davis is confronted by the very people she turned away.

"Is this what you want to remember?" yelled David Moore, one of the gay men trying to get a marriage license from Kim Davis Tuesday. "That you stood up for this? That your children have to look at you and realize that you're a bigot, and you discriminated against people?"

Kim Davis asked them to leave. She did not issue any marriage licenses even after a Supreme Court Ruling.

"You're telling us that we don't deserve the same rights as you do, that you have, that you've enjoyed your entire life?" Moore asked.

"Would you do this to an interracial couple?" he asked her.

"A man and a woman?" Kim replied. "No."

Despite the pressure, Casey Davis says he won't issue any same sex marriage licenses either.

"I want to be as free as they want to be," Casey said of LGBT couples.

The couple at the center of the video inside the Rowan County Clerk's office says the clerks are already free, just outside of their jobs.

"I think that narrative is pretty far from the truth," David Ermold, Moore's partner said. "This is really, truly just about someone doing their job."

Casey plans on reaching Paducah Friday evening. What he doesn't plan on doing is stepping down and thinks Kim Davis shouldn't have to either.

"This is the job I was elected to," Casey said. "If the people of my county my constituents don't want me to have this job when I run again, they'll tell me that."

Casey Davis proposes having the person officiating the wedding issue the marriage license. He says he's got some support from other state leaders.

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