Billboard calls out Kentucky clerk

MOREHEAD, Ky. (CNN/WANE)  A nonprofit group based out of Kansas has a message for the Kentucky clerk jailed for not issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

The group Planting Peace paid for a billboard displayed in the city of Morehead, which is in Rowan County where clerk Kim Davis works.

The billboard reads:

“Dear Kim Davis,

The fact that you can’t sell your daughter for three goats and a cow means we’ve already redefined marriage.”

Planting Peace says it’s a global organization founded for the purpose of spreading peace in a hurting world.

In a post published Sept. 11 on Planting Peace’s website, the groups said:

The intent of the billboard is to expose this narrow interpretation by Davis and others that they use to defend their discrimination against the LGBTQ community. It is important and relevant to call this out, because these messages and actions are not simply about a political or religious debate.

Davis claims issuing same-sex marriage licenses violates her religious rights.

On Friday, attorneys for Davis filed an appeal, claiming that U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning- who wrote that his mandate to issue marriage licenses applied to all couples- was unclear and he issued his clarification improperly. She’s asking the appeals court to delay the mandate that she issue licenses.

According to the Associated Press, if the court does not respond before Monday, when Davis returns to the clerk’s office, she will have to choose whether to allow her office to continue issuing licenses or again disobey the judge, who already sent her to jail.

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