July 6, 2016 1:00 am -

Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licences to gay couples, violated the Open Records Act according to the state’s attorney general’s office.

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis violated the act by refusing to produce documents related to the gay marriage battle, the attorney general’s office said in an opinion.


The nonprofit Campaign for Accountability requested records between Davis and her attorneys, the religious advocacy group Liberty Counsel, on March 1, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.

Liberty Counsel refused, saying the documents are preliminary and private. Liberty Counsel represented Davis after she was sued for refusing to issue marriage licenses.

The Open Records Act provides for costs and attorney’s fees to be awarded in some cases as well as up to $25 per day for each day the person is denied access to the record. Liberty Counsel can appeal the attorney general’s opinion.



D.B. Hirsch
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