Justice

Jennifer Lawrence Weighs in on Kim Davis

November 12th 2015

By:
Laura Donovan

Kentucky native and Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence criticized embattled Rowan County clerk Kim Davis in a recent interview with Vogue.

Vogue writer Jonathan Van Meter explains in his piece that he went to Lawrence's home the day after Davis was released from jail, which she was sentenced to for refusing to recognize same-sex marriages, despite the Supreme Court's June ruling in favor of gay marriage in all 50 states.

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Lawrence, who said she identified as a Republican growing up, told Van Meter that Davis gives her home state of Kentucky a bad name.

"[Davis is the] lady who makes me embarrassed to be from Kentucky," Lawrence said. "Don’t even say her name in this house. All those people holding their crucifixes, which may as well be pitchforks, [think] they’re fighting the good fight. I grew up in Kentucky. I know how they are."

 
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The actress added that she has a problem with the Republican party because of its approach to women's rights.

“I was raised a Republican, but I just can’t imagine supporting a party that doesn’t support women’s basic rights," she said. "It’s 2015 and gay people can get married and we think that we’ve come so far, so, yay! But have we? I don’t want to stay quiet about that stuff.”

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Lawrence is not the only celebrity to weigh in on Davis. Actor and LGBT activist George Takei spoke out against Davis in September, and famous figures such as Seth MacFarlane mocked her as well. "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart, who has been rumored to be gay or bisexual, demonstrated a more nuanced view of Davis. Speaking to the Daily Beast in September, Stewart expressed sympathy for Davis for seeming so closed-minded.

"Did you see her come out of jail?" Stewart said. "Honestly, it makes me so deeply uncomfortable. I feel really bad for her. Anyone who’s so closed off to things that are so apparent? Imagine what else she’s missing out on in life. I’m not making any grand statements about her personally, but if something so glaringly obvious, such as this subject."

When the Daily Beast reporter said it must be unfortunate to be someone like Davis, Stewart responded, "That’s why I feel bad for her. It’s like, 'Oh, buddy, that must suck.' That fear of the unknown cripples people, breeds hate, and it’s just very sad."

 

Congratulations to the first gay couple officially married in Rowan County, Kentucky, after County Clerk Kim Davis was jailed for refusing to license them.

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