Upstate NY Clerk Refuses to Marry Same-Sex Couples

Jan 6, 2014 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: EDGE

An upstate New York town clerk, who refused to sign any marriage licenses for gay or straight couples in 2011 after the state legalized gay marriage, is now signing marriage licenses for straight couples.

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I hope she's fired. And arrested for contempt of court and jailed. What hubris !

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Kate, honey ... you do realize that these are CIVIL marriages, don't you ?
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I applaud Rose Marie Belforti!

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snyper wrote:
Kate, honey ... you do realize that these are CIVIL marriages, don't you ?
Sjhe knows that. She doesn't care. A state employee cannot pick and choose, based on their own personal beliefs, which laws they will follow, or enforce, and which not to.

She SHOULD BE fired for not fulfilling the requirements of her job, and she should be, and migt very well be, held in contempt of court and jailed.

She says that she will not marry gay or lesbian couples because of her Christian beliefs. Well, wouldn't marrying NON-Christians, who SPECIFICALLY DO NOT RECOGNIZE, and in some cases RENOUNCE AND DENY that Jesus of Nazareth is The Messiah, also obviously violate her Christian beliefs ?

If she DOES marry NON-Christians, how can she justify that, and at the same time deny a gaor lesbian Christian couple's right to marry ?

She should be fired and jailed immediately.

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Sign one license, and now that the president has been set, and as a government employee, she must now sign ALL licenses. Failure to do so should result in immediate firing or the town opens itself up to lawsuits.
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Nice picture. The cow is no doubt more intelligent.
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I wouldn't want to marry Rose Marie Belforti and her cow either
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There is nothing worse than a jealous cow to wreck a marriage
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She is a minor issue and will be removed or corrected soon enough. This isn't like all the marriage equality litigation - this one's clearcut.

She'll probably wind up on the fundie xstain speaking circuit and on Fox News and do quite well financially for herself...for about a year.

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The photo with this story is a picture of two cows standing next to one another.
One's a cow, the other is just bovine.

Which one?
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I'd be willing to be that the feces obsessed troll is actually that pedo, Daniel/Foxy.
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Truth wrote:
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You're so full of sh!t, your teeth and eyes are turning brown.
Why do you queers acquire the taste of sh!t?
Why don't you grow a set of b*lls and ask a gay man that question to his face?
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Truth Hurts wrote:
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I'd say that to you anytime, shiteater, especially to your face.
LMAO! Yeah, right. Your yellow guts ass will always be glued to the chair in front of your computer, you little pu**y.
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Simple, that clerk should be terminated. If you don't want to do your job, you shouldn't have it.

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Gremlin wrote:
Nice picture. The cow is no doubt more intelligent.
And much more attractive!

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Sounds rather like dereliction of one's duties as a town clerk. When last I checked, a clerk, by definition is "a person whose job is to keep track of records and documents for a business or office." http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cle...

It is not for the clerk to determine policy, but rather to execute their duty and generate documentation as required by the state.

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WeTheSheeple wrote:
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And much more attractive!
...as well as being more useful.

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lides wrote:
Sounds rather like dereliction of one's duties as a town clerk. When last I checked, a clerk, by definition is "a person whose job is to keep track of records and documents for a business or office." http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cle...
It is not for the clerk to determine policy, but rather to execute their duty and generate documentation as required by the state.
Correct. If it goes against her conscience she should quit her job.
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Fa-Foxy wrote:
I hope she's fired. And arrested for contempt of court and jailed. What hubris !
I feel the same way about Utah.

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I feel the same way about Utah.
Except we have the law on our side and you don't.

And please explain in detail how a married gay couple or a married lesbian couple adversely affects your life in any way whatsoever. Give specific examples.

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Wondering wrote:
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I feel the same way about Utah.
How do you arrest & jail a state?

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