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  • Voters re-elect Ledyard clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses

    11/08/2011 7:10:20 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 38 replies ^ | 8 Nov 2011 | Scott Rapp
    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...
  • Voters to decide fate of NY town clerk (who has refused to sign gay marriage licenses)

    11/08/2011 1:12:40 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    9wsyr ^ | November 7, 2011
    Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- It’s time to head to the polls Tuesday morning. We’ve been telling you about the heated contest for Ledyard Town Clerk, where the current clerk has refused to sign gay marriage licenses and a write-in candidate is hoping to take her spot. There are also some referendums to consider. In the town of Salina for example, the board wants to buy the Burdick Chevrolet property and convert it into a town hall and highway garage. Plus, the issue of possibly dissolving the village of Camillus is on the table. Stay tuned to NewsChannel 9 for all...
  • New York clerk faces lawsuit for refusing to sign same-sex ‘marriage’ license

    09/30/2011 2:25:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 30, 2011 | CHRISTINE DHANAGOM
    LEDYARD, NY, September 29, 2011 ( - Another town clerk in New York may lose her job for refusing to sign marriage licenses for same sex couples, the New York Times reports. Fifty-seven-year-old Rose Marie Belforti has been the town clerk in the small rural town of Ledyard, New York for ten years. When the state of New York legalized homosexual “marriage” this past summer, Belforti decided that she could not reconcile signing same-sex marriage licenses with her Christian faith. Instead, she decided to delegate the task to a deputy, who would issue such licenses by appointment. Now, a lesbian...