Kim Davis: ‘I am not a homophobe’

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee AP Photo

 Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and Republican presidential candidate Mike HuckabeeAP Photo

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee

The Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples says she’s not a homophobe and has never said anything hateful.

In an interview that aired Tuesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Rowan County clerk Kim Davis said she’s just a normal person. It was the first interview she’s given since her refusal to grant same-sex marriage licenses gained her national attention. Her stance has made her a hero to some and a hypocrite to others, who mock her for being on her fourth marriage.

Davis told ABC she’s not a hypocrite because she’s been forgiven.

Davis’ defiance landed her in jail for five days after a federal judge found her in contempt of court. According to the interview, Davis said she’s prepared to go back to jail for her beliefs if necessary.

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