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Same-Sex Marriage Fight Now Goes Local

posted on July 1, 2015

The Associated Press’s Claire Galofaro and Adam Beam report that some judges are refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples following the Supreme Court legalization of same-sex marriage. Instead, they are choosing “in the name of religious liberty and free speech to issue no marriage licenses at all,” risking both criminal charges and removal from office. “If it means that you simply cannot fulfill your duties because of your religious beliefs, what is required of you is that you can no longer hold that office,” Sam Marcosson, a professor at the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, said.

Read at The Associated Press