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$300,000 Settlement: Federal Court Rules for Judge Fired Over Gay Marriage Stance by Emily Jones

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A federal court ruled in favor of a North Carolina magistrate who was fired over her religious beliefs about gay marriage.

Gayle Myrick served as a Union County magistrate in North Carolina for years. However, when the state legalized same-sex marriage, Myrick was forced to choose between her duty and her beliefs. She didn’t want to stop anyone from legally getting married, but her religious convictions prevented her from performing a same-sex wedding ceremony.

Myrick’s supervisor came up with a compromise that included simply shifting her schedule by a couple hours so she wasn’t working when marriage ceremonies were performed. However, the state stepped in, rejected this solution, and forced Myrick to resign in 2014…

“Now, states know that if the state does not find reasonable solutions, they may have to have settlements” Barclay said. “Employers cannot target employees because of their faith.”

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