During Sunday night’s Miss America pageant, a contestant was asked about Kentucky clerk Kim Davis‘ refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Hannah Roberts, otherwise known as Miss Mississippi, was asked specifically whether the Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, violates Davis’ religious liberty to deny marriage licenses to those couples.
“It absolutely does not violate her religious freedom,” Roberts said to cheers from the audience. “That is her job that she was voted into doing, and that law is a federal law throughout the rest of the country. So, yes, she did violate the law there.”
Davis was ordered to jail by a federal judge on Sept. 3, where she stayed for four days, for refusing to comply with the Supreme Court’s ruling. Upon her release, the Rowan County clerk was greeted by Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and a crowd of supporters who praised her loyalty to her religious convictions.
Separately at the pageant, Meg McGuffin (Miss Alabama) was asked about Donald Trump‘s overwhelming lead in the GOP presidential field, and said the Republican Party should be “absolutely terrified of all the attention that he is taking from incredible candidates like Jeb Bush and Chris Christie who could absolutely do the job of president.”
Watch the video below, via ABC:
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