NY Clerk Refuses To Sign Same-Sex Marriage Licenses, Says She Doesn’t Know Any Gay People

Politico has found a rural town clerk in New York “determined to not sign any same-sex marriage licenses.” “Barbara MacEwen, the town clerk in upstate Volney who is responsible for signing marriage licenses in the town, said she’s morally opposed to same-sex weddings and does not intend to affix her signature to any marriage documents for gay or lesbian couples.” The measure signed into law last week does not exempt public officials from recognizing same-sex unions, however. “I don’t know of anybody like that in my town,” MacEwen added. “I’m sure that there might be, but I haven’t heard about anybody.”

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