David Ermold, an assistant professor of English at the University of Pikeville and a gay man who was denied a marriage license, not once but TWICE, by Kim Davis has thrown his hat in the ring to run against her for county clerk.
He announced his plan to run against Davis for the position of Rowan County Clerk in Kentucky. You remember, Davis made headlines in 2015 when she defied a US Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage and refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Davis spent five days in jail for not following the court’s ruling.
Ermold and his partner of more than 15 years, David Moore, we among those denied. Ermold said in an emotional statement after he was denied a license for a second time in 2015.
“This is how gay people are treated in this country, this is what it’s like, this is their experience, this is how it feels.”
Today, Ermold announced his intention to run against Davis on the platform of fairness and integrity. In addition to Davis and Ermold, three other candidates plan to run for the seat, according to CNN affiliate WYMT.
The election is on May 22, 2018. No word from Kim Davis so far but expect something self-righteous and hateful in the coming days.