Laura Fotusky has quit her job as town
clerk of Barker, New York rather than sign marriage licenses for gay
and lesbian couples, POLITICO.com
New York last month became the sixth –
and most populous – state to legalize gay marriage after Governor
Andrew Cuomo signed a marriage bill approved by lawmakers. The law
takes effect on Sunday, July 24, and several cities, including New
York City, have announced they'll open on the law's first day.
Fotusky said she quit because of her
“I would be compromising my moral
conscience by participating in licensing same-sex couples,” Fotusky
said. “I had to choose between my job and my god.”
The 56-year-old Fotusky posted her
resignation letter on the website of New
Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, a group that campaigned
against the law.
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“The Bible clearly teaches that God
created marriage between male and female as a divine gift that
preserves families and cultures,” she wrote. “Since I love and
follow Him, I cannot put my signature on something that is against
Fotusky's last day is July 21.