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Voters re-elect Ledyard clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses
Syracuse.com ^ | 8 Nov 2011 | Scott Rapp

Posted on 11/08/2011 7:10:20 PM PST by 11th_VA

Incumbent Rose Marie Belforti on Tuesday won re-election as town clerk in Ledyard in a race that divided townspeople and drew national attention over her refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

Belforti, a Republican, defeated Ed Easter, of Aurora, who launched a write-in candidacy some six weeks ago after learning of his opponent’s stance against the state’s recently passed Marriage Equality Act.

Belforti’s position polarized residents in this mostly rural town of about 1,900 residents on the east side of Cayuga Lake. The township includes the village of Aurora, home to Wells College. By mid-afternoon nearly one-third of the town’s 951 registered voters had cast their ballots at the town office building, an election official there said. In all nearly 500 residents had voted by the time polls closed at 9 p.m. The story was written about in The New York Times and The Huffington Post after it first appeared in The Post-Standard. The dispute also attracted national advocates from both sides of the issue.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: belforti; homonaziagenda; homonazihatred; homosexualagenda; homotyranny; marriage; newyork; ny; ny2011; pederastagenda; religiousliberty; religiouspersecution; rosemariebelforti
You go girl !!!
1 posted on 11/08/2011 7:10:22 PM PST by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA

GREAT NEWS!!!!! The LARGE MAJORITY is rejecting the SMALL minority in the media and Hollywierd that is pushing the ‘gay agenda’.


2 posted on 11/08/2011 7:14:10 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: 11th_VA

Good!


3 posted on 11/08/2011 7:15:14 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: 11th_VA

This town is within easy commuting distance to Ithaca. Coincidence? I don’t think so.

Glad she won reelection, but if this place were not home to Wells, and close to the City Of Evil this would have never been an issue.


4 posted on 11/08/2011 7:22:50 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: 11th_VA

What was the %?


5 posted on 11/08/2011 7:38:25 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: 11th_VA

GREAT NEWS!!!

Some good news, since I live in a state where voters believed the goonions scare tactics and voted to seriously cripple Ohio.

But at least we voted to free ourselves from Obamacare!


6 posted on 11/08/2011 7:45:22 PM PST by Sister_T ("Calling ILLEGAL aliens "immigrants" is like calling shoplifters 'customers'!"-UCFRoadWarrior ><>)
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To: Nik Naym

Wells College was originally paid for by Mr. Wells who owned Wells Fargo. He was no Liberal. Can’t say the same for the college, sadly.


7 posted on 11/08/2011 7:47:48 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: GladesGuru

And Harvard was actually founded by the Puritans.


8 posted on 11/08/2011 7:57:04 PM PST by patton ("Je pense donc je suis," - My Horse.)
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To: 11th_VA

YES!!!!!!


9 posted on 11/08/2011 7:59:53 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: GeronL

Good question. Since it does not say, I bet it was overwhelming in favor of her re-election.


10 posted on 11/08/2011 8:03:28 PM PST by Kent1957
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To: 11th_VA

Interesting since it’s just outside Ithaca, NY, that one FReeper calls ‘The City of Evil.’


11 posted on 11/08/2011 8:05:52 PM PST by EDINVA (We Can't Wait, either)
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To: Kent1957

It must have been better than the Bobby Jindal re-election a couple of weeks ago, almost totally ignored. The top Dem got 18%.


12 posted on 11/08/2011 8:09:43 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: patton

What’s so ironic about Harvard is that it was originally an expressly religious institution. Atheists would NOT have been welcome.


13 posted on 11/08/2011 8:26:24 PM PST by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: EDINVA
> Interesting since it’s just outside Ithaca, NY, that one FReeper calls ‘The City of Evil.’

A lot more than just one!! I live near Ithaca, and I have the bumper sticker on each of my vehicles.

http://www.cafepress.com/+ithaca_city_of_evil_bumper_sticker,4409895

And the liberals think it's a hoot. Every time I shop at the Greenstar hippie co-op somebody asks me about it.

14 posted on 11/08/2011 8:35:40 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored

What makes Ithaca, NY so evil to earn the bumper sticker?


15 posted on 11/08/2011 9:03:18 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: GeronL

Jindal getting re-elected and now this victory? Wow! Conservatism is on the march!

This doesn’t bode well for Bammy and Co.


16 posted on 11/08/2011 9:05:09 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: dayglored

ah, but it’s beautiful country up there.

Maybe it’s you but I’ve seen your bumper sticker posted on here whenever there’s a story about the town.


17 posted on 11/08/2011 9:16:17 PM PST by EDINVA (We Can't Wait, either)
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To: EDINVA; Behind Liberal Lines
> ah, but it’s beautiful country up there.

That it is. God's Country. I love it up here.

> Maybe it’s you but I’ve seen your bumper sticker posted on here whenever there’s a story about the town.

Not me. You're thinking of "Behind Liberal Lines". He posts threads about Ithaca, and it was on one of those threads, with the pic of the bumper sticker, that I found the link to buy them. Here's his FReep profile page:

http://www.freerepublic.com/~behindliberallines/

18 posted on 11/08/2011 9:21:57 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
> What makes Ithaca, NY so evil to earn the bumper sticker?

How about, it's been voted the most liberal city in America, for years had an openly avowed Socialist Mayor, was known in its early days as "Sodom" because of the activities of the residents, and numerous other atrocities? :)

See the link to Behind Liberal Lines' profile page in my comment above, for much more history. It's fascinating!

19 posted on 11/08/2011 9:24:46 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored

Thanks for the explanation. I doubt you could beat our illegal-alien loving, fag HIV testing billboard at every intersection, lib dominating, no English-speaking sh*thole called L.A...


20 posted on 11/08/2011 10:15:34 PM PST by max americana (CAIN 2012)
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To: max americana

I just came back from LA. Ithaca is still worse.


21 posted on 11/08/2011 10:40:37 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Greetings and best FRegards, BLL! Good to see you around.


22 posted on 11/08/2011 10:46:26 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: 11th_VA; Jack Hydrazine; EDINVA; Nik Naym; Hieronymus; VampireStateNY; gaspar; NativeNewYorker; ...
Speaking of Ithaca....

The city just elected a new mayor: a 24 year old democratic kid who looks like he's playing "dress up as Obama for Halloween" and who had a red star on his campaign posters.

His republican opponent ran on the "why Ithaca is ready for a gay republican mayor" platform. She got about 8% of the vote.

Ithaca REMAINS the City of Evil.


23 posted on 11/08/2011 10:54:14 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

lol!!


24 posted on 11/08/2011 11:02:25 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

“I just came back from LA. Ithaca is still worse”

Seriously? L.A. to visitors think Beverly Hills, Melrose, Burbank, OC...but when I bring them to downtown L.A. and ‘outward’, you’d think you were in mexico.


25 posted on 11/08/2011 11:07:35 PM PST by max americana (CAIN 2012)
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To: max americana

As you, yourself, have just demonstrated, LA still has some diversity. Ithaca is consistently and almost uniformly far left.

For example, in LA’s last election, the Republican got 27% of the vote. In last night’s election in Ithaca, she got about seven percent.


26 posted on 11/09/2011 5:31:50 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: 11th_VA; neverdem; Steely Tom; AFPhys; lysie; panaxanax

Whoo hoo!!!

I know two town clerks in Oswego County who resigned over this issue. They would not issue same sex marriage licenses. Both are Christians.


27 posted on 11/09/2011 5:46:09 AM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: EDINVA

You know, with the stigma of Ithaca and NYC on us NYers, too many people (as in FReepers) consider NY a lost cause, and criticize us who are here for various reasons, blaming us for the condition of our state.

And yet, here this goes to show that Upstate NY really IS conservative, every bit as red as other parts of the country. The cities overwhelm us in the bigger elections, but here in the small town, we’re conservative.

Yesterday when I went to vote, the ballot was overwhelmingly Republican/conservative. Easily half the open positions had only one person running; a candidate for the Republican/Conservative parties and NO candidate for the Democratic/Liberal parties.


28 posted on 11/09/2011 5:51:54 AM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Likely Cornell University plays into it as well.


29 posted on 11/09/2011 5:53:01 AM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Guess I will have to destroy my grand father’s 20 gauge double bearing the name Ithica.


30 posted on 11/09/2011 6:26:01 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: metmom

I KNOW NY gets a bum rap. I was born and raised there to 4th and 5th generation New Yorkers, and to this day know several conservatives leading quiet lives there, even in Manhattan.

I blame it all on NY’s being so attractive it draws libs from all over the country. The natives tend to be more conservative than the imports. We saw that writ large back in 2001.


31 posted on 11/09/2011 7:09:33 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: Mouton

They haven’t made Ithaca guns in Ithaca for decades.


32 posted on 11/09/2011 7:23:41 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: metmom

Yippee! That was the first thing I read this morning at syracuse.com.


33 posted on 11/09/2011 7:39:12 AM PST by lysie
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

My Grand dad bought it circa 1935.


34 posted on 11/09/2011 7:46:56 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: EDINVA

What’s encouraging is that the state is going red.

Here in CNY, we had a race for congressman that Ann Marie Buerkle won by a slim margin, defeating the Dem.

The North country would have been red as well, but there was a conservative candidate who siphoned off votes and the dem won by default. The problem was that the guys name was on the ballot and he was too late to have it withdrawn. He actually asked his supporters to not vote for him but rather the R candidate who would have won if the vote hadn’t split. They didn’t and the rest is history, but I’ll bet next time that district goes red for sure.


35 posted on 11/09/2011 8:04:13 AM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: metmom
Upstate New York, that is 100 miles away from NYC, may be "conservative," but the folks who live there don't get off the couch to vote all that much. Very low turnouts are the norm.

Now that could be that they rightly feel that their million votes will be wiped out by the sophisticates and Third Worlders of NYC, who run about 3 million votes, counting the dead and double-dippers, fake absentees, etc.

36 posted on 11/09/2011 1:46:55 PM PST by Kenny Bunk (So, you're telling me Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure this eligibility stuff out?)
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To: Kenny Bunk
Now that could be that they rightly feel that their million votes will be wiped out by the sophisticates and Third Worlders of NYC, who run about 3 million votes, counting the dead and double-dippers, fake absentees, etc.

I feel that way, too. But I still get out and vote.

37 posted on 11/09/2011 1:51:34 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: johngrace

ping


38 posted on 11/27/2011 8:24:46 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: metmom

Thanks so much.


39 posted on 11/27/2011 10:40:21 PM PST by johngrace (1 John 4!- declared at every Sunday Mass.)
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