Rose Marie Belforti, the town clerk for Ledyard, New York, is refusing to sign marriage licenses for gay and lesbian couples.

Belforti has asked the town board to allow her to delegate her responsibility to a deputy clerk.

In an interview with the Christian conservative site CitizenLink, Belforti said her Christian beliefs would not allow her to sign the documents.

“I am a Christian,” she told the site. “God is the final word. He is the truth, and I believe what the Bible says. When I considered this, God was there with me and I really knew inside, without waver, that this is not right. It is the law now, and I do want to obey the law because God wants me to do that, but personally for me to administer this application to a couple of the same sex would be very difficult.”

Belforti went on to suggest that gay marriage could lead to bestiality.

“I don't personally have any problem with gay people. I have friends who are gay. This is more a policy issue for me. The new marriage application form says, 'Bride/Groom/Spouse' on both sides. You can tell what your sex is, but it's optional.”

“I see a lot of problems with this form. For instance, I don't know if, when we consider historically that people are going to go back and look at their genealogy and try to find out who their relatives are, when they come upon this form and they see father or parent, mother or parent, they're never going to know if that's their real mother and father or if it's just a neighbor who was raising them or an uncle or an aunt or anybody … because a parent really can be anyone. We have these names on here and no on will ever know if it's a woman or a man, if it's same-sex or not.”

“I'm worried there's another agenda involved here other than just allowing same-sex couples to be married. We know what a bride is, we know what a groom is – but if we choose to be a 'spouse,' does that even limit [marriage] to a human being? Do you know what I'm saying?”

Belforti added that she might sue the town if they don't honor her request.