Video: Second NY Clerk Follows Conscience, Resigns Over SSM


Via CB6 Albany:

The Guilderland Town Clerk has submitted a letter of resignation for her position as the town's official marriage officer, saying her religious beliefs prevent her from marrying gay couples.

Rosemary Centi advised the town supervisor of her decision earlier this week. Citing her Catholic Faith, Centi will no longer be marrying same-sex couples when the Marriage Equality Law takes effect July 24.

Centi will remain on as the town's clerk and continue to issue marriage licenses to all eligible couples. Her resignation only affects her appointed position as marriage officiant.

Centi was elected to the town clerk position back in 2000 and was appointed as a marriage officer in 2001. She is up for re-election in November, but is running unopposed.

She is the latest government official to resign in protest of the marriage equality law.