New York Gay Couple Denied Marriage License Considers Lawsuit

  • metta

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    Sep 30, 2011 7:06 PM GMT
    New York Gay Couple Denied Marriage License Considers Lawsuit

    http://www.ontopmag.com/article.aspx?id=9656&MediaType=1&Category=26
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    Oct 01, 2011 3:16 PM GMT
    “This is about religious freedom,” [town clerk Belforti] added. “This is not about trashing gay people.” But in an interview with the Christian conservative site CitizenLink, Belforti suggested she objected to gay marriage because it could lead to bestiality.

    “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?”
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    Oct 01, 2011 3:20 PM GMT
    Belforti needs to be sued into oblivion.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 01, 2011 3:23 PM GMT
    TropicalMark saidBelforti needs to be sued into oblivion.



    I don't think she should be sued, but she should be fired. Not only is she not doing the job she was hired to do, she is reflecting badly on the whole department with all the bad publicity she has caused.
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    Oct 01, 2011 3:36 PM GMT
    conservative christians are so cunty on this. Just out with it:

    The way I read my holy book means that i think God hates you and i want to make that into law for everybody, even though that is against the constitution and extremely un-american, having parallels in the modern world only in sharia law.
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    Oct 01, 2011 3:37 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    TropicalMark saidBelforti needs to be sued into oblivion.



    I don't think she should be sued, but she should be fired. Not only is she not doing the job she was hired to do, she is reflecting badly on the whole department with all the bad publicity she has caused.
    Sue for her job!
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    Oct 01, 2011 3:38 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidconservative christians are so cunty on this. Just out with it:

    The way I read my holy book means that i think God hates you and i want to make that into law for everybody, even though that is against the constitution and extremely un-american, having parallels in the modern world only in sharia law.
    Yuppers.
  • tazzari

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    Oct 01, 2011 3:46 PM GMT
    Belforti should be sued for crimes against logic. "If A is A, then B leads to Z because I think so." Or something like that. Sort of.
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    Oct 01, 2011 3:51 PM GMT
    “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?”

    MUST... NOT.... ROLL... EYES.....!!!

    Reminder: There are no stupid questions, only stupid people.
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    Oct 01, 2011 4:26 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    TropicalMark saidBelforti needs to be sued into oblivion.

    I don't think she should be sued, but she should be fired. Not only is she not doing the job she was hired to do, she is reflecting badly on the whole department with all the bad publicity she has caused.

    Agreed. For failing to perform the civil job for which she was hired, and perhaps took an oath.
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    Oct 01, 2011 4:34 PM GMT
    Just like the politicians they fail to separate church and state. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 01, 2011 4:51 PM GMT
    How bizarre. At least, the other two ladies that objected to marrying gay people resigned. They didn't think it their business not to do their job.

    Note: If you want to annoy a Christian evangelical, show them this link. http://lamatpress.com/flowchart
  • Timbales

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    Oct 01, 2011 5:17 PM GMT
    She is free to practice her religion, but not break the law. If her faith clashes with her choice of job, then she has a decision to make. If she refuses to do her job, she should be fired.
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    Oct 01, 2011 5:27 PM GMT
    Not only should this right wing religious bitch be discharged from her current job immediately, she should be prevented from working in a governmental position again. Perfect example of the inherent evils of religion!

    Do I think she should be sued personally as some suggested here? No. She is entitled to her personal opinion.
    However, her employer should be sued. ANYONE who holds a governmental job, must not be allowed to bring their stupid religious/god bullshit into their duties. The employer should be sued right away.

    Tristan
  • metta

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    Oct 03, 2011 9:14 PM GMT
    NY Gay Couple File Lawsuit After Clerk Refuses To Sign Marriage License


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    Oct 03, 2011 9:17 PM GMT
    the clear solution is to FIRE her, because she said herself she's not willing to do part of the job...
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    Oct 03, 2011 9:22 PM GMT
    Great line, Tazzari - "crimes against logic."

    This should be, I hope, a slam-dunk case for NY in favor of the lesbian couple
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    Oct 05, 2011 5:46 AM GMT
    I thought that was part of the law, gays could marry in NY but if a church or organization was against it, they were not obligated to do the ceremony.

    Or maybe that was just the actual ceremony and not the license?
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    Oct 05, 2011 6:13 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidI thought that was part of the law, gays could marry in NY but if a church or organization was against it, they were not obligated to do the ceremony.

    Or maybe that was just the actual ceremony and not the license?
    Bingo!
  • metta

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    Oct 06, 2011 8:17 PM GMT

    Town Clerks Against Gay Marriage Are Making Inane Videos About Their ‘Persecution’

    http://gawker.com/5847394/town-clerks-against-gay-marriage-are-making-inane-videos-about-their-persecution

  • metta

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    Oct 07, 2011 6:37 AM GMT

    Candidate steps up to challenge town clerk who opposes gay marriage

    http://www.9wsyr.com/news/local/story/Candidate-steps-up-to-challenge-town-clerk-who/a1GNroDpZEWKZfKIPs-miA.cspx
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    Oct 07, 2011 1:55 PM GMT
    metta8 said
    Town Clerks Against Gay Marriage Are Making Inane Videos About Their ‘Persecution’

    http://gawker.com/5847394/town-clerks-against-gay-marriage-are-making-inane-videos-about-their-persecution

    Awwwwwwwwww... thats sad...

    Keep your fucking religious 'faith'.. IN A FUCKING CHURCH.. tough shit!
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    Oct 07, 2011 1:59 PM GMT
    I'm quite certain that if this was 1967, these same people would be saying the exact same thing about interracial marriage which could lead to, God forbid, racially mixed children with stunning good looks, better racial harmony, and people being allowed to love and marry the person they'd give their life for.

    This is what 'they' would probably say: "We have to protect the white race and, more importantly, the white female from the advances of the ape-like negro and his frenzied, lust-driven sexual advancements."
  • davidnta

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    Oct 07, 2011 2:02 PM GMT
    If she stays at her job she should be sued, but if she gets fired by the state for not fulfilling on her obligation as a public servant, then that's justice served for the discriminated couple.
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    Oct 07, 2011 2:24 PM GMT
    She's more than free to just get another job!