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Wed 29 Jun, 2011
By Sam Bristowe

That’s their life, they can do it, but I don’t feel I should be forced into something that’s against my morals and my God

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NY Clerk seeks the right to deny officiating same-sex marriages

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Many are elated with the marriage equality decision made in New York last week but a clerk has revealed that she won’t officiate any same-sex marriage licenses despite the bill being passed.

Barbara MacEwen, a town clerk in upstate Volney in New York, has revealed that she will refuse to sign off any same-sex marriage liscenses despite it now being the law to allow gay couples to marry.

Revealing to Politico, McEwan said: “If there’s any possible way to not do it legally, then yes, I would not want to put my name on any of those certificates or papers.

“That’s their life, they can do it, but I don’t feel I should be forced into something that’s against my morals and my God.”

The 75-year-old republican also revealed that she has written to her state Senator Republican Patty Ritchie, who voted against the legislation of gay marriage, asking him to outline her rights to deny the signing off of gay marriage licenses.

Discussing gay people she went on to say: “I don’t know of anybody like that in my town, I’m sure that there might be, but I haven’t heard about anybody.”


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