Kentucky Christian clerk who opposed gay marriage to run for re-election in 2018

The Christian clerk from Kentucky county who made headlines two years ago for refusing to give marriage licenses to same-sex couples will make a bid for re-election in 2018, according to her attorney.

(REUTERS / Brendan McDermid / Files)Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis speaks during an interview on Fox News Channel's 'The Kelly File' in New York in this September 23, 2015, file photo.

Liberty Counsel founder Mat Staver said Kim Davis will run in 2018 to retain her position as Rowan County Clerk despite other people urging her to run for a higher position. In September 2015, she was jailed for five days after disobeying a court order to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples because of her Apostolic Christian beliefs, Reuters detailed.

"She's not interested in any other office," explained Staver.

In addition, Staver said Davis had already thought and prayed about her decision to run for re-election for several months, WKU reported.

Meanwhile, one of the men whom Davis denied a marriage license to in 2015 is considering running opposite her in 2018. David Ermold said he would forever regret it if he did not give Davis an "appropriate fight" for the position of Rowan County clerk.

As of now, Ermold and his husband David Moore are trying to figure out the best way to conduct their campaign for 2018.

While she was in jail in 2015, Davis received visits from then-Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee. After she was released, the former Democrat switched to the Republican party. Her case prompted lawmakers in Kentucky to delete the names of county clerks from the state marriage license application.

Liberty Counsel represented Davis in the lawsuit that four couples slapped against her in 2015. Although a federal judge rendered the lawsuits moot, the ruling also said the couples' attorneys should be paid their legal fees.

Staver said Davis and a representative of Liberty Counsel met with religious and political leaders in Romania. Anti-gay marriage entities in the country are looking to conduct a referendum on the issue come fall.