County clerk harassed lesbian couple to the point of tears as they were getting their marriage license:
This week in West Virginia, Samantha Brookover and Amanda Abramovich filed a federal lawsuit against the county where they were berated by a clerk as they were signing their marriage license.
The couple say that deputy clerk Debbie Allen “launched into a tirade of harassment and disparagement” while they were getting their marriage license.
Allen allegedly called the couple “an abomination” that God would deal with. Brookover and Abramovich were reportedly not the only two people on the receiving end of Allen’s tirade. Brookover’s mother, stepfather and 3-year-old niece had accompanied the couple to obtain their license, Brookover told the Post.
Allen allegedly did not stop her rant after she was asked. Instead, she allegedly said it was “her religious right to say what she wanted, as long as she issued the license.”
Brookover cried and Abramovich’s hands shook as she signed the forms. According to the lawsuit, Allen also told the couple that no one in Gilmer County would marry the pair and that she only filled out the license because she was legally required to.
I feel sick reading this. How could someone be so cruel?