A grassroots movement.
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who has for weeks been denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples, told a fiery crowd of religious supporters on Saturday that “God is alive, and he is on the throne.”
The comment drew cheers from thousands who packed the back lawn of the state Capitol in support of Davis and other Kentucky clerks who have ceased providing marriage licenses since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that all couples have a fundamental right to marry.
Church buses brought in demonstrators from across the state, many of whom waved signs with Bible verses. For two hours, advocates and state lawmakers pledged to fight for legislation that would allow clerks with religious objections to avoid signing off on the forms.