The Christian Post website reports today (July 13, 2011) that New York town clerk Laura Fotusky has resigned from her position, saying that she cannot sign a document supporting same-sex marriage, due to personal religious convictions.
Fotusky stated that she will step down on July 21 -- three days prior to when the first gay marriage licenses will be distributed in New York State.
In her resignation letter -- which was distributed to the media by a conservative Christian non-profit group called the New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedom -- Fotusky expresses her discomfort in indulging in a practice that she feels the Bible vehemently objects.
Fotusky writes: "The Bible clearly teaches that God created marriage between male and female as a divine gift that preserves families and cultures. Since I love and follow Him, I cannot put my signature on something that is against God."