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Lesbian Couple Arrested in Honolulu for Holding Hands Reaches $80,000 Settlement

The couple was holding hands and kissing in a grocery store in March 2015 when a Honolulu police officer told them to “take it somewhere else," the lawsuit said

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    This Oct. 28, 2015, file photo shows Courtney Wilson, left, and Taylor Guerrero posing for a photo in Honolulu. Honolulu will pay $80,000 to settle a lesbian couple's lawsuit alleging a city's police officer wrongfully arrested them after seeing them kissing in a grocery store while on vacation.

    A lesbian couple who sued the city of Honolulu and a police officer are dismissing their lawsuit in exchange for a settlement, NBC News reported. 

    Courtney Wilson and Taylor Guerrero will receive $80,000 for dropping the case against the city and Officer Bobby Harrison.

    The lawsuit said the couple was holding hands and kissing in a grocery store in March 2015 when Harrison told them to stop and “take it somewhere else.”

    The two were allegedly placed in restraints when they failed to comply and were jailed for two days on charges of assault on a law enforcement officer. The charges were eventually dropped. 

    Guerrero and Wilson have since split, but they remain friends. Guerrero said she's happy with the money from the settlement, and is “glad it's over with."