Kim Davis Returning to Work, Billboard Causes Controversy

UPDATE 9/13/15 @ 8:00 p.m.
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis is returning to work Monday for the first time since spending five days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses.

People in Morehead are expecting a crowd around the courthouse Monday morning, and barricades, tents and barriers are set up.

The billboard calling out Kim Davis and defending gay marriage was a topic of conversation for many on Sunday.

"It's really hurtful," said Cierra Hensley, Morehead State student. "If I saw myself on a billboard, I would be very hurt."

Others said they're ready for the controversy to be over.

"I guess this will pass too, right or wrong," said Lance Aton, Morehead resident.

MOREHEAD, Ky. (WKYT) -- A new billboard is drawing some more attention to Rowan County this week.

The non-profit organization Planting Peace paid for the billboard which was erected in Morehead.

In a message posted September 11th, the organization claims 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."

Their website states that "Planting Peace is a global nonprofit organization founded for the purpose of spreading peace in a hurting world. Our projects focus primarily on humanitarian aid and environmental initiatives, including our multi-national deworming campaign, Equality House LGBTQ rights advocacy, a network of orphanages and safe havens, and conservation effort in the rainforests of Peru."

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