Liberty Counsel

Kim Davis Is Touring Romania To Ban Marriage Equality

"Her story resonates loudly with them, and they are receiving her tearfully and very warmly."

Kim Davis is back.

The Kentucky county clerk who went to jail for refusing to give marriage licenses to same-sex couples is now traveling around Romania to help fight marriage equality in the Eastern European nation.

Davis is working with other American fundamentalists and the Romanian Orthodox Church to change the country’s constitution in an attempt to head off marriage equality, which isn’t even legal in Romania yet.

Davis is traveling with Harry Mihet, chief counsel for the Liberty Counsel and a Romanian native. The Liberty Counsel defended Davis during her marriage-equality debacle in 2015.

“I am so glad for this amazing opportunity to finally introduce Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis personally to my Romanian people,” Mihet said in a statement. “Her story resonates loudly with them, and they are receiving her tearfully and very warmly, because they can still remember the not-so-long-ago days when they were themselves persecuted and imprisoned for their conscience.”

Romanian law currently defines marriage as being between “two spouses,” but the ruling Social Democrats are calling for a referendum to change it to “a man and a woman,” effectively killing any chance of legalizing same-sex marriage. They’ve gathered more than three million signatures on a petition, far more than the 500,000 needed to get the issue on the ballot.

Davis and Mahit are meeting with politicians and high-ranking church officials, giving speeches, and making media appearances, while collecting signatures.

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