Remember Barbara MacEwen, the town clerk in Volney, New York, who said she believed marriage between two men or two women is morally wrong? The one who said she didn’t want her name on any marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples? The one who didn’t think any gay people lived in her town for her to worry about anyway? Yeah, that Barbara MacEwen.
She became something of a martyr on the anti-gay right, with NOM calling her a “casualty of [same-sex marriage].” Because issuing a license for a same-sex couple to wed is going to send her straight to hell, I guess. And some saw MacEwen’s vow not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples as a sign of a whole lot of bullshit to come from similarly minded bigoted town and city clerks.
keyboard shortcuts: V vote up article J next comment K previous comment