Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New York Town Clerk Quits over Same-sex "Marriage" Licenses

A town clerk in western New York has resigned to avoid being forced to sign marriage licenses for homosexual couples, citing religious objections to same-sex "marriage."

Laura Fotusky, the town clerk in Barker, New York, said in her resignation letter that she will step down on July 21, three days before such unions become legal.

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the same sex "marriage" law last month after the bill narrowly passed the Republican-led state Senate.

The new law exempts religious groups from performing same-sex "marriages" but does not extend those protections to individuals, including government employees.

Fotusky wrote in her letter, dated July 11, she said she believes the Bible takes precedence over man-made laws.

"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," she wrote.

"I would be compromising my moral conscience if I participated in the licensing procedure," she wrote.

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