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Kentucky county clerk leaves Democrats

In this Sept. 8 AP file photo, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis speaks after being released from the Carter County Detention Center in Grayson, Ky. Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples was released after five days behind bars. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
In this Sept. 8 AP file photo, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis speaks after being released from the Carter County Detention Center in Grayson, Ky. Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples was released after five days behind bars. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Embattled Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, is joining the Republican Party. The Rowan County clerk, who cited her religious beliefs in refusing to comply with a Supreme Court order legalizing gay marriage, said she changed parties last week. “My husband and I had talked about it for quite a while and we came to the conclusion that the Democratic Party had left us a long time ago, so why were we hanging on?” Davis told Reuters on Friday/The Hill. More here.



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D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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