If she won't do her job, she should quit.
And if she doesn't quit, she should be fired.
really need to get more of a life:
Barbara MacEwen, the town clerk in upstate Volney who is responsible for signing marriage licenses in the town, said she’s morally opposed to same-sex weddings and does not intend to affix her signature to any marriage documents for gay or lesbian couples.
“If there’s any possible way to not do it, legally, then yes, I would not want to put my name on any of those certificates or papers,” MacEwen told POLITICO. “That’s their life, they can do it, but I don’t feel I should be forced into something that’s against my morals and my God.”
MacEwen said she’s written her state senator – Republican Patty Ritchie, who voted against legalizing gay weddings – to determine her legal options.
Apparently MacEwen leads such a sheltered life that she doesn't know anybody in her town who isn't straight. At least not that she knows.
“I don’t know of anybody like that in my town,” she said. “I’m sure that there might be, but I haven’t heard about anybody.”
Well now that there's marriage equality throughout the entire state of New York, something tells me she's about to find out there are plenty of people "like that" in her community. And when she does, she should remember that it's her job as a public official to sign those documents. If she won't do it, then she should exercise her Constitutional right to quit. Because if you won't do your job, you don't deserve to have it.
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