CHRISTIAN JUDGE GAYLE MYRICK WINS $300,000 IN GAY MARRIAGE CASEby David Nussman • ChurchMilitant.com • February 9, 2018
North Carolina pays settlement to former magistrate who resigned over conscienceRALEIGH, N.C. (ChurchMilitant.com) – A Christian judge in North Carolina reached a $300,000 settlement with the state in a lawsuit for her conscience rights.
The settlement took place in November 2017 but was not public knowledge until this Wednesday.
When gay marriage was legalized in North Carolina in 2014, Union County magistrate Gayle Myrick prepared a resignation letter but met with her supervisors to ask them to accommodate her religious beliefs. (This was about a year before the Supreme Court approved of same-sex marriage for the whole nation in 2015’s Obergefell v. Hodges.)
The state government would not allow accommodations, however, Myrick was pressured into resigning in October 2014, just weeks before her retirement benefits began.