Laura Fotusky, New York Town Clerk, Resigns Over Gay Marriage Law
Citing insufficient language meant to protect religious people in the marriage equality bill, town clerk Laura Fotusky, who will soon be required to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, has resigned instead. "There was no protection provided in the 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," she wrote in a letter to the Town of Barker Board. "I believe that there is a higher law than the law of the land. It is the law of God in the Bible." Blah, blah, blah, Bible verse. "I had to choose between my job and my god," she said. She made the right choice for everyone. [Politico]
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