Beliefs Kim Davis, Kentucky clerk in gay marriage dispute, switches to Republican Party By Reuters | September 26, 2015 ShareTweet EmailPrint More More on Beliefs Subscribe to Beliefs Photo from Carter County Detention Center, Ky. Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Ky., clerk, spent five days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses. Photo by Carter County Detention Center. Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.(Reuters) "We came to the conclusion that the Democratic Party left us a long time ago, so why were we hanging on?" she said.