Liberty Counsel attorney Horatio “Harry” Mihet told reporters on Monday that embattled antigay Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis is “the bravest woman in America” and that the legal team will be launching a fresh lawsuit against Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear this week.
According to David Badash at the New Civil Rights Movement, Mihet said, “Today, Kim Davis remains the bravest woman in America” and that she “is not looking to pick a fight with anyone,” but that she is still trying to keep from personally issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples or to have her name listed on licenses for marriages that she does not support.
Davis said she is willing to let her office process the licenses now that they do not bear her name.
Mihet also said that the Liberty Counsel — a far-right Christian law firm that fights in court for U.S. laws to be more theocratic — is preparing a fresh suit against Gov. Beshear on the grounds that he has violated Kentucky’s religious freedom law.
BuzzFeed’s Dominic Holden tweeted from Kentucky, “Kim Davis lawyer: She’ll file new suit in state court by Fri against @GovSteveBeshear for violating religious freedom law, seeking exemption.”
Emily Maher of WLKY said that Mihet made the hyperbolic claim that “millions” of Americans are having to choose between their faith and their jobs.
“‘This is not just about #KimDavis anymore,’ says attorney. Says millions of Americans are having to choose btwn religion and livelihood,” wrote Maher.