Kentucky clerk Kim Davis to attend Obama's final State of the Union address

Kim Davis Proud To Have Stuck to Her Convictions In 2015
Kim Davis Proud To Have Stuck to Her Convictions In 2015

Kim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who defied a court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, will attend President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address Tuesday night, The Washington Examiner reports.

The Family Research Council, a socially conservative Christian group that opposes same-sex marriage, secured Davis' spot in the House chamber at the U.S. Capitol.

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Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit that resulted in the recognition of the right to same-sex marriage in the United States, will attend the State of the Union as a guest of First Lady Michelle Obama.

This will not be the first high-profile event Davis will attend in Washington, D.C. Last year, she met privately with Pope Francis in the nation's capital last year.

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