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Kim Davis Violated Same-Sex Couples' Constitutional Rights, Federal Judge Rules

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Kim Davis, a former Kentucky clerk who, in 2015, refused to sign same-sex marriage licenses despite the Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v.

Hodges legalizing these unions nationwide, violated the constitutional rights of couples seeking that documentation.“After S-E-V-E-N years, Judge Bunning finally ruled that Kim Davis intentionally violated our constitutional rights,” David Ermold, who was one of the couples Davis refused to issue a license to, tweeted in response to the ruling. “Now, the question is will they hold her financially responsible for the insensitive and irrational legal mess that SHE created.

It feels like seven years of legal purgatory.”The question as to whether or not Davis will also be responsible for paying the seven years of legal fees of the two couples who took her to court will lie in the hands of a jury, NPR reports.

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