Kim Davis Will Attend The State Of The Union Address


This post has been updated.

Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who made headlines last year for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, will attend the State of the Union address on Tuesday night, according to reports in the Washington Examiner and The Hill.

The Family Research Council invited Davis and her lawyer, Mat Staver, to the speech, according to the Washington Examiner. The Hill confirmed that Davis and Staver will be in the audience for President Obama’s last State of the Union.

The White House has invited Jim Obergefell, the plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that declared bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.

The law firm that represents Davis would not reveal which member of Congress had invited Davis to the speech when asked by Buzzfeed News.

A Democratic aide told Huffington Post reporter Jen Bendery that Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) invited Davis to the State of the Union, but his office did not confirm that.

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