NY Town Clerk in Gay Marriage Flap Reelected

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Voters in the Finger Lakes region of New York rejected an attempt to unseat a town clerk who refuses to sign same-sex marriage licenses because of her faith.

Rose Marie Belforti will keep her job as town clerk in Ledyard, N.Y.

The Christian wife, mother, and dairy farmer has filled the post for 10 years. When gay marriage became legal in last summer, she assigned all licensing duties to a deputy.

The move angered some, including resident Ed Easter, who launched a write-in campaign against her.

Tuesday night, the voters sided with Belforti. She received 305 votes to 186 for Easter.

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