Americans United announced yesterday that Gilmer County, West Virginia has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by a lesbian couple who were harassed by a county clerk when they applied for a marriage license. Deputy Clerk Debbie Allen told the couple that they were an abomination to God. (See prior posting.) Under the settlement, the county apologized to the couple and issued a public statement admitting wrongdoing.  The County has also paid damages and has agreed to employee training to avoid future abuse.



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