Casey Davis shares both a last name and a religious conviction with another Kentucky court clerk, who is defying orders from the Gov. Steve Beshear and judges all the way up to the highest court in the land.
Davis is the clerk in Casey County and is not related to Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who this morning refused to issue marriage licenses to two same-sex couples, despite losing round after round of appeals, including to the Supreme Court. Kim Davis now faces potential jail time for her defiance. Click here for that story and video of her showdown with the angry couples and the news media.
Casey Davis spoke about that situation this morning on CNN, saying Kim Davis "has done nothing wrong, nor have I," and he denied preventing couples from obtaining marriage licenses. "They can go to any other county around and get those," said Davis.
He told CNN, "There is a power that is above whatever man may put on paper," and then explained that his interpretation of Kentucky's state law is that despite the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, "no higher power, no higher authority shall interfere with what is in our state's constitution."
Davis is so firm in his beliefs, he recently told a radio interviewer he is wiling to die for them, according to Right Wing Watch.
"Our law says 'one man and one woman' and that is what I held my hand up and took an oath to and that is what I expected. If it takes it, I will go to jail over -- if it takes my life, I will die for because I believe I owe that to the people that fought so I can have the freedom that I have, I owe that to them today, and you do, we all do. They fought and died so we could have this freedom and I'm going to fight and die for my kids and your kids can keep it."
Watch CNN's interview with Davis below, and scroll down to listen to his vow to die to stop same-sex marriage.
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