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ALBANY, N.Y. (USA Today) — A town clerk’s decision to reject a marriage license for a same-sex couple prompted New York’s governor to call for an investigation.
Dylan Toften of Root, N.Y., wrote Monday on Facebook that Root Town Clerk Laurel “Sherrie” Eriksen would not issue a marriage license to him and his fiancé when they applied last month.
Town attorney Robert Subik confirmed the incident, telling The Daily Gazette that the license was rejected because the men didn’t make an appointment and because of Eriksen’s religious beliefs.
“She has a religious objection and has referred the matter to her deputy clerk, who has no such objection and will issue the license when they make an appointment,” Subik told the paper in email.
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