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Town Clerk in N.Y. State Forced to Resign Over Same-Sex Marriage Law

Written By: Dave Bohon  |  Posted: Monday, August 1st, 2011

                It has been long predicted that the time will come when Christians will have to face public and personal consequence if they do what is right.  It has now come.  This is only the "camel's nose in the tent." There is more to come.  It will build.  And in a few years, in my opinion, to do what is right will position Christians to make choices that will send many to jail for doing what is right.  It is just a matter of time before we experience this locally in the Eau Claire area. - Editor

             As the state of New York prepares to officially legalize homosexual marriage on July 24, at least one local government official has made the decision to put moral principle above political expediency. On July 11, Laura Fotusky, clerk in the Town of Barker in central New York, submitted her resignation to the town board, explaining that her Christian beliefs would not allow her to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, as her position would require. Municipal clerks in New York issue and sign marriage licenses, and under the state's new same-sex marriage law, Fotusky would eventually have found herself faced with the dilemma of following the new mandate or obeying a higher authority.

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