The religious exemptions in the New York marriage equality law only apply to religious organizations that do not wish to perform marriages on same-sex couples. Good thing that the exemptions stop there - otherwise people like Barbara MacEwen, the town clerk in Volney, about 30 miles from Syracuse, NY, would have their way, unchallenged.
The 75-year-old MacEwen is responsible for signing marriage licenses in her town, but she has said, according to Politico, that she's very opposed to the idea of signing a marriage license for a same-sex couple. She told Politico:
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. 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.