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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2015 1:32 pm

Joe Davis, husband of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, proposed a "boycott" of Morehead State University last week because of a statement released by MSU President Wayne D. Andrews.

On Friday, Andrews continued to suggest that Kim Davis should follow the law.

"With respect to this particular situation, the Supreme Court of the United States has declared ... that same-sex marriage is permissible. The law of the land is established. We cannot pick and choose. If a person chooses not to do that, then there are consequences. People come to us from all walks of life ... and we accept people for who they are.

"My hope is that we'll get past this. We'll get back together as a community. And we'll affirm the fact that we believe in liberty and justice for all. We want to work together, to celebrate what we have in common."

Joe Davis said MSU "won't get a dime" from him.


Lawyers for Kim Davis said their client will return to work on Monday morning. A same-sex couple will attempt to receive a marriage license from the clerk's office Monday, according to the Rowan County Rights Coalition.

U.S. District Judge David Bunning released Davis from jail last week on the condition that she not interfere with the continued issuance of marriage licenses by her deputy clerks.

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