Davis, who is the county clerk for Kentucky’s Rowan County, steadfastly refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the wake of the Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling on marriage equality, citing her religious beliefs.
Though Davis was briefly jailed for contempt of court, she went on to become the darling of right-wing conservatives, including former Republican presidential hopefuls Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee.
On Friday, a federal judge awarded $222,695 in legal fees to the attorneys of four couples ― two same-sex, two opposite-sex ― who were denied marriage licenses by Davis.
(The clerk briefly refused to issue licenses to all couples in 2015 as her legal troubles began to mount.)
However, U.S. District Judge David Bunning ordered the state, as opposed to Davis herself, to pay the fees.
His reasoning was simple.
“Davis represented the Commonwealth of Kentucky when she refused to issue marriage licenses to legally eligible couples,” he said, according to The New York Times.
“The buck stops there.”
Imagine a devout Jew working at Texas Roadhouse refusing to serve ribs.
Or refusing to serve them to Jews.
Or whatever silly thing.
Appalachian evangelical whites of Scotch-Irish extraction are the most bigoted people in America.