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NY Clerk Quits Over SSM: "I Had to Choose Between My Job and My God.”

 

Laura Fotusky, a town clerk in western New York has resigned rather than be forced to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples when that becomes law in New York. This took place shortly after a second clerk (Barbara MacEwen in Volney, NY) was informed by her local DA that she would face prosecution for failing to personally grant licenses.

This is Laura's story, via the New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedom website:

There was no protection provided in the [same-sex marriage] legislation for Town Clerks who are unable to sign these marriage licenses due to personal religious convictions, even though our US Constitution supports freedom of religion.”

... The Bible clearly teaches that God created marriage between male and female as a divine gift that preserves families and cultures. Since I love and follow Him, I cannot put my signature on something that is against God.

... “I would be compromising my moral conscience if I participated in the licensing procedure. Therefore, I will be resigning as of July 21.

“It has been a pleasure and privilege to serve the Town as Barker Town Clerk.”