New York Clerk Refuses Same-Sex Marriage License

I was surprised by the following article:

Jefferson Center — Joan MacIntryre and Jane Andrews have dreamed of a wedding with all the trappings. Joan has pulled out all the stops to bring it all together. Jane is taking care of the flowers. Relatives are coming in from all over. The event is planned for late October, but now it seems it is not going to happen.

At least not in Jefferson Center. Even though same-sex marriage has been legal in New York State since 2011, county clerk Mary MacDonald has refused to issue a license. She claims she will not issue this license or any other like it and is defying state officials to do something about it.

“Marriage is not something you play around with,” MacDonald told reporters. “It’s a sacred right and you can’t legislate a sacred right.”