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Kim Davis Turned Him Away; Now He's Running to Unseat Her

David Ermold told NBC News they expected some issues but never expected the reason cited for refusing to issue the marriage license from Kim Davis to be, "God's authority."

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    David Ermold, right, files to run for Rowan County Clerk in Kentucky as Clerk Kim Davis look on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Morehead, Ky. Davis denied Ermold and his husband a marriage license two years ago because she was opposed to gay marriage for religious reasons.

    The gay man who was twice refused marriage license from a Kentucky county clerk, Kim Davis, is seeking office for the county clerk seat she holds in Rowan County, NBC News reported.  

    David Ermold, an assistant professor of English at the University of Pikeville in Kentucky, declared his candidacy Wednesday at a bookstore.

    Like many gay couples, after watching history take place in June 2015, when the Supreme Court handed down its landmark decision, Ermold and his partner David Moore headed to the local courthouse for a marriage license.

    Ermold told NBC News they expected some issues but never expected the reason cited for refusing to issue the marriage license from Davis to be, "God's authority."

    The conflict between the gay couple and Davis turned into a political issue across the country and played out in the media. Ermold said his bid for the county clerk seat is to change impressions and bring back integrity to his community.