Rally Held in Support of Kentucky Clerks Who Are Standing Firm In Their Christian Beliefs

Last Saturday, the Family Foundation of Kentucky held a rally on behalf of the three county clerks who are refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples due to their deeply-held Christian beliefs. The rally was held from the state capitol in Frankfort, Kentucky, where Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, Whitley County Clerk Kay Swartz and Casey County Clerk Casey Davis drew cheers from the crowd.

Speaking to the crowd, Davis said "I need your prayers ... to continue to stand firm in what we believe." Kent Ostrander, the head of Family Foundation of Kentucky, added "This is not an anti-gay or anti-lesbian rally." In 2004, Ostrander pushed for an amendment to Kentucky's constitution that would forbid courts from overturning Kentucky's ban against gay marriage.

In 2007, Ostrander sought to deny medical coverage and other benefits for the same-sex partners of employees of the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville. After a federal judge struck down Kentucky's ban on gay marriage in 2014, Ostrander argued that the ruling was "tantamount to a declaration of martial law on marriage policy by federal judges."

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