Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was briefly jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, lost Tuesday in her reelection bid for the Rowan County clerkship.
Davis, a Republican, lost to Democratic challenger Elwood Caudill Jr. by about 700 votes, according to the Lexington Herald Leader.
Citing her religious beliefs, Davis refused to sign marriage licenses for gay couples after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in 2015.
Davis, who has been divorced three times, was sued by five couples and a judge ordered her to issue the marriage licenses.
She spent five days in jail when she refused to comply with the judge’s order.