- Associated Press - Friday, October 10, 2014

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - A Fairmont couple has received the first marriage license issued to a same-sex couple in Monongalia County.

Tom Hill and Zach Milligan arrived at the courthouse Friday to apply for a marriage license. The two met while attending West Virginia University eight years ago.

Hill said it is their “duty to legally marry” and to support the nationwide movement to allow same sex couples to marry. Hill said “the fight’s still not over,” referring to states that have not yet made same sex marriage legal. Gay couples in West Virginia are receiving marriage licenses after the attorney general dropped his fight opposing same-sex unions.

The 32-year-old Hill is a mental health counsellor at Fairmont State University. The 27-year-old Milligan is a hematologist at Fairmont General Hospital.

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