Gay, small-town Oklahoma clerk claims harassment in lawsuit
August 6, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — When Randy Gamel and his husband were looking for a retirement home, a six-bedroom fixer upper in the tiny western Oklahoma town of Hitchcock caught their eye.
They bought it in 2014, and Gamel moved to the quiet community from Fort Worth, Texas, to start upgrades. He set out to make himself a part of the agricultural community of a little more than 100 residents. He befriended neighbors, took an interest in town politics and soon became the town clerk.
But it wasn't long before Gamel began feuding with longtime locals over how the town should be run. Many town leader...