Kim Davis to attend State of the Union

The Kentucky clerk briefly jailed last year for refusing to hand out marriage licenses to gay couples is slated to attend President Obama's final State of the Union address, a source has confirmed to The Hill.

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Kim Davis will attend Obama's speech Tuesday night after the Family Research Council arranged for her to be in the House audience along with her attorney Mat Staver.

The Rowan County clerk will be in the audience along with Jim Obergefell, the plaintiff in the Supreme Court case legalizing gay marriage across the country, who will be a guest of President Obama.

Davis has visited Washington before, including when she secretly met with Pope Francis during the pontiff's visit to the city last year. The meeting was confirmed after Francis left the U.S.

Davis also attended an event for the Family Research Council in D.C. on Monday night.

The story was originally reported by the Washington Examiner.

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