Tell Ledyard, NY Town Clerk Rose Marie Belforti to do her job and obey her state's marriage equality law in issuing marriage licenses or resign!
The Town Clerk of Ledyard, New York, Rose Marie Belforti, is refusing to sign licenses for same-sex couples. Marriage Equality is THE LAW in New York State and Ms. Belforti has no place denying New York couples their hard-won legal right to wed.
Town officials say they lack the authority to force Belforti to sign the marriage licenses because she is an elected official. But PFAW Foundation is working with a law firm to pursue legal remedies and enlisting activists to pressure Town Clerk Belforti to follow the law or resign.
Sign our petition to help keep up the pressure and get more attention for this issue.
Public officials can't pick and choose what laws they want to follow. This year the State of New York made the decision to recognize the fundamental rights of gay and lesbian New Yorkers by finally allowing all couples to have equal access to the protections only marriage provides. We must be able to trust in our elected officials to uphold the people's laws.
I demand that you do your job, follow the law and sign ALL legal marriage licenses, or resign from office and make way for someone who will do the job and respect the law.