Out tennis legend Billie Jean King has
weighed in on the controversy surrounding Kentucky clerk Kim Davis.
Davis, the elected clerk of Rowan
County, was freed from jail on Tuesday after serving five days for
refusing to comply with a federal judge's ruling ordering her to
issue marriage licenses to all qualified couples. Davis, an
Apostolic Christian, has said that issuing marriage licenses to gay
and lesbian couples would be a violation of her conscience.
Davis won't say whether she'll abide by order in gay marriage
Yahoo! News anchor Katie Couric asked
King her thoughts on Davis.
“When I see that, I think of lack of
understanding, the unknown. It's always a fear factor,” King
said. “And that every one of us is God's children. You've got
to have tolerance and I find that they live in fear of others, the
unknown. If you're not just like them, then you're no good.”
“I don't know how much time they've
spent with somebody who's gay.”
“What's important in the way the
world is moving is inclusion and more diversity,” she added.