Second New York Town Clerk Won't Perf...

Second New York Town Clerk Won't Perform Same-Sex Marriages

There are 7 comments on the Towleroad story from Jul 16, 2011, titled Second New York Town Clerk Won't Perform Same-Sex Marriages. In it, Towleroad reports that:

Another New York town clerk has resigned from her appointment as Marriage Officer rather than perform same-sex marriages.

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Kansas City

Ravena, NY

#1 Jul 17, 2011
Way to go, girls. You're leading the way and showing others how to stand up for their beliefs.

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Since: Sep 10

I promise.

#2 Jul 17, 2011
I wonder if these women felt so passionately about marriage when atheists and Muslims applied for licenses in their districts. All's well that ends well though. Perhaps now people who are able to appreciate them can have their jobs.

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Since: Oct 07

Appleton WI

#3 Jul 17, 2011
Kansas City wrote:
Way to go, girls. You're leading the way and showing others how to stand up for their beliefs.
Yep, hopefully all the homophobes will follow suit and quit their jobs so that reasonable people can take their places. When you don't want to do the job you were hired to do, quitting is absolutely the right thing to do. Keep it up, girls, you set a great example!

“U never saw a cat in a hat B4?”

Since: Jan 09

What's Not to Love?

#4 Jul 17, 2011
Your signature or performing a marriage ceremony does not indicate you personally approve of the couple. You are simply doing a public service job and paid by the public you promised to serve.

Go be a wedding planner for your church. Anyway, Bye-Bye bigot...

“U never saw a cat in a hat B4?”

Since: Jan 09

What's Not to Love?

#5 Jul 17, 2011
From the NYCF website:“Furthermore, a specific provision of New York’s Domestic Relations Law § 15(3) allows all of the clerk’s duties in issuing marriage licenses to be delegated to a deputy clerk or other municipal employee. It would seem reasonable to conclude that a locality could appoint a deputy clerk or another civil servant, that does not have an objection to same-sex “marriages”, to issue these licenses.”

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I would be VERY skeptical of anything on that NYCF website; but it this is correct, then the clerks and the counties should have appointed someone else to handle the marriage licenses for same-sex couples. It’s THEIR own fault for refusing to appoint someone else.

Either way… Bye-Bye bigots…

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#6 Jul 17, 2011
Kansas City wrote:
Way to go, girls. You're leading the way and showing others how to stand up for their beliefs.
Of course, the beliefs they are standing up for are abhorrant and harmful, but hey, at least they are consistant, right?

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Since: Jun 09

Everywhere you are!

#7 Jul 17, 2011
AdamTh wrote:
From the NYCF website:“Furthermore, a specific provision of New York’s Domestic Relations Law § 15(3) allows all of the clerk’s duties in issuing marriage licenses to be delegated to a deputy clerk or other municipal employee. It would seem reasonable to conclude that a locality could appoint a deputy clerk or another civil servant, that does not have an objection to same-sex “marriages”, to issue these licenses.”
That's a good idea. They can designate a clerk for straight couples, one for same-sex couples, one for interracial couples and maybe even one clerk for couples where at one of the partners is on their 3rd marriage or more.

(I'm being sarcastic here in case anyone fails to pick up on it)

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