"New York law protects my right to hold both my job and my beliefs. I'm not supposed to have to leave my beliefs at the door at my government job. For me to participate in the same-sex marriage application process I don't feel is right. God doesn't want me to do this, so I can't do what God doesn't want me to do, just like I can't steal, or any of the other things that God doesn't want me to do."
-- Ledyard, New York town clerk Rose Belforti on why she is refusing to give same-sex couples marriage licenses.