Elwood Caudill to replace Kim Davis as Rowan County clerk

Kim Davis clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses loses reelection in Kentucky

Kim Davis clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses loses reelection in Kentucky

The case made national headlines when Davis said she couldn't betray her Christian faith since those licenses would be granted under her authority.

Kim Davis, the Kentucky magistrate who refused to sign marriage licenses for same-sex couples, claiming it went against her religious beliefs, has lost her reelection bid.

Kim Davis, seen in September 2015, during the height of the controversy around her decision to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Later, the state Legislature changed the law to remove clerks' names from the licenses.

"When I say I will faithfully execute the job of Rowan County Clerk and serve all citizens equally".

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Elwood Caudill Jr. will be the new clerk for Rowan County after winning 4,210 votes to Davis' 3,566, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Davis has called Caudill to concede the race.

After his loss, Ermold declined to throw his support behind Caudill, calling him a homophobe.

This isn't the first time Davis and Caudill have campaigned against each other. Davis, a Democrat at the time, won the party's nomination by less than 25 votes against Caudill in 2014.

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