Rose Marie Belforti, the town clerk for Ledyard, New York may be forced to resign if she continues to refuse to sign marriage licenses for gay and lesbian couples.

Earlier this month, citing her Christian faith, Belforti decided not to issue marriage licenses at all, either to gay or straight couples.

According to ABC affiliate WSYR, a lawyer representing a gay couple who allege they were denied the right to get married has threatened to sue the town board if Belforti keeps her job and refuses to give licenses.

In an interview with the Christian conservative site CitizenLink, Belforti suggested she objected to gay marriage because it 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,” Belforti said.

“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?”