A man refused a marriage licence twice by a county clerk in Kentucky is to run against her for the job.
David Ermold announced his candidacy for the Rowan County clerkship on Wednesday, a month after Kim Davis confirmed she would seek re-election in 2018.
English professor Ermold and his now husband David Moore were refused a marriage licence by Davis twice in 2015. She denied the licence on the grounds of her religious beliefs.
Eventually Davis served five days in jail for her refusal to obey a court ruling requiring her to issue licences.
In a strange turn of events Davis, as the clerk for Rowan County, was required to process Ermold’s paperwork declaring his run for office.
Ermold said in a campaign statement that he would “restore professional leadership, fairness and responsibility to the office”.
Ermold isn’t Davis’s only competition. Three other people have also filed to run against her.