Jennifer Lawrence says gay marriage foe Kim Davis ‘makes me embarrassed to be from Kentucky’
Jennifer Lawrence has one thing in common with controversial Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis: both are from Kentucky.
But the Oscar winning actress feels like Davis and her fight against issuing marriage licenses same-sex couples based on religious grounds has given their home state a bad name.
Lawrence refers to Davis as ‘lady who makes me embarrassed to be from Kentucky’ in a new Vogue magazine cover story.
The day in September that Lawrence was being interviewed by Vogue, Davis was released from a jail in Kentucky after spending six days behind bars. She had defied a federal judge’s order that she not stand in the way of marriage licenses being issued.
‘Don’t even say her name in this house,’ Lawrence said. ‘All those people holding their crucifixes, which may as well be pitchforks, thinking they’re fighting the good fight. I grew up in Kentucky. I know how they are.’
The Hunger Games franchise star adds that she was raised a Republican but is turned off by the conservative political party’s stance on social issues.
‘I just can’t imagine supporting a party that doesn’t support women’s basic rights,’ she says. ‘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.’