In an out-of-court settlement, former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has to pay the band Survivor $25,000 for infringing on their copyright for playing the song “Eye of the Tiger” at a rally for Kim Davis, according to CNN.
Davis is the Rowen County, Ky. County Clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Those couples were infringing on her religious freedom by asking her to do her job.
Half of the amount owed was paid in May. Huckabee asked the Federal Elections Commission if he could start a legal defense fund to raise money to pay the debt. The FEC responded and told him he’d have to pay it himself.
Apparently, the song appeals to Republicans. Mitt Romney used the song, but stopped after a warning. Newt Gingrich settled out of court after he was sued to using the song without permission.
Davis recently asked a court to drop her lawsuit after Kentucky lawmakers removed county clerks’ names from marriage licenses in the state.