Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin granted a Christmas wish for Kim Davis Tuesday, signing an executive order that removes county clerk’s names from the marriage licenses they issue.
The idea was first proposed by famed Rowan County clerk Kim Davis, who was jailed for five days in September for defying a federal judge’s order to cease discriminating against same-sex couples by issuing them marriage licenses.
“I can’t put my name on a license that doesn’t represent what god ordained marriage to be,” she said, adding that she would allow same sex marriage licenses to be issued if her name was removed from them.
Bevin’s executive order makes nameless licenses standard statewide.
Davis granted another interview to the Associated Press upon hearing the news, taking a jab at herself and the hypocrisy of her crusade against marriage as a thrice-divorced woman.
“How ironic that god would use a person like me, who failed so miserably at marriage in the world, to defend it now,” she said. “The lord picks the unlikely source to convey the message.”
Though she describes herself as a “lifelong Democrat,” Davis said she recently switched to the Republican party after watching the Supreme Court “completely eviscerate” Kentucky’s marriage laws.