NY Clerk Who Refused Lesbians Marriage License Films Ironic Video About Respect
Rose Marie Belforti, the Town Clerk in Ledyard, NY made national news for her hateful decision to break the law and refuse to issue a marriage license to a lesbian couple in her town. She has yet to be disciplined in any way for her discriminatory behavior, and the couple who wishes to marry in their hometown continue to be unable to do so.
And yet with the help of the National Organization for Marriage, Belforti has released a video telling her story – complete with soft music, footage of her working on the farm, and Hallmark-worthy soundbites about “loving to help people” and all of the respect we should have for her.
Respect for HER God. Respect for HER beliefs. Respect for HER job.
What about respecting the rights of your neighbors? What about helping them to celebrate their commitment and love with one another? What about respecting the vow you swore to uphold on behalf of the state of New York?
Has Rose Marie Belforti earned your respect?