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Same-Sex Couples Can Now Legally Sue Kim Davis For Damages
May 02 2017 6:20 PM EST
March 12 2019 1:28 AM EST
A ruling last August denied David Ermold and David Moore's lawsuit against Davis, but today, an appeals court has ruled that the suit is valid, because it is "not a general challenge to Davis's policy, but rather seeks damages for a particularized harm allegedly suffered by a specific set of plaintiffs." Ermold and Moore are the couple who originally filmed Davis denying them their federal right to obtain a marriage license.
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If the U.S. district judge rules in favor of the couple, Davis will be fiscally responsible for damages to Ermold and Moore, and will potentially open the floodgates for other suits against clerks discriminating against same-sex couples. You can read through the entire Appelate Court document, here.
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