Kim Davis asks judge to waive legal fees

Published: Nov. 2, 2016 at 8:52 PM EDT
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A county clerk in eastern Kentucky who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples last year is asking a judge not to make her pay legal fees for the couples who sued her.

Attorneys for the couples who sued Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis asked U.S. District Judge David Bunning to award them $233,058 in legal fees and costs. But the Lexington Herald-Leader reports Davis' lawyers urged Bunning in a response filed Monday to deny the request.

Roger K. Gannam of Liberty Counsel, the religious advocacy organization that has represented Davis, wrote that the the case was resolved in the legislature and the couples aren't entitled to legal fees.

Jeffrey C. Mando, an attorney for Rowan County, said in a separate response that county government shouldn't be forced to pay anything.

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