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Surprising absolutely no one, Kim Davis is now a Republican

Kim Davis claims that the Democrats left her "a long time ago"

Kim Davis' booking photo (Photo: Carter County Detention Center).

Kim Davis’ booking photo (Photo: Carter County Detention Center).

In case you hadn’t heard — or refused to believe it — Kim Davis was indeed a member of the Democratic Party. No more, however.

“My husband and I had talked about it for quite a while,” Davis told Reuters in an interview, “and we came to the conclusion that the Democratic party left us a long time ago, so why were we hanging on?”

She confirmed her switch in allegiance as she traveled to Washington — where she will appear at an event for the notoriously anti-gay organisation Family Research Council. Davis is an Apostolic Christian — she converted after her third marriage, claiming to have been born again and cleansed of her past transgressions, ahead of her fourth marriage — and as such believes that her religion prevents her from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

It’s a stance that falls within the parameters of a more conservative, more Christian Republican party — one in which Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz can campaign for president on a tidal wave of religious discrimination and anti-gay comments.

Davis also addressed criticism that alterations to her office’s marriage licenses will render them invalid. Davis has removed her name and title from any license issued, in an attempt to circumvent a court order for her to issue licenses to any and all couples — something critics argue invalidates them, as well as violating the court order.

“I don’t think there should be much of an issue,” Davis said, “and the judge didn’t have any problem accepting the licenses that were issued when I was incarcerated, which had been altered, so I don’t see that there should be an issue.”

Davis intimated that, should the new licenses be deemed to have violated her court order, she will happily return to jail to continue her false martyrdom.

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Rhuaridh Marr is Metro Weekly's managing editor. He can be reached at rmarr@metroweekly.com.

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