Rosemary Centi is the second New York clerk to quit her position rather than participating in the marrying of gay and lesbian couples, Albany-based CBS affiliate WRGB reported.

Citing her Roman Catholic faith, Centi resigned from her position as the Town of Guiderland's official marriage officer. She, however, will remain in her post as the town's clerk.

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.

On Tuesday, Laura Fotusky, the town clerk for Barker, New York stepped down rather than sign marriage licenses for gay couples.

Fotusky also said she quit because of her faith. Her last day is July 21.

“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.

Opponents of the legislation have announced demonstrations in Rochester, Albany, Manhattan and Buffalo on the first day the law takes effect.