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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
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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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