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07/31/2013

Get ready, MN & RI—far-right gearing up to turn town clerks into martyrs

by Jeremy Hooper

With civil marriage equality coming to Rhode Island and Minnesota, far-right groups like the Alliance Defending Freedom are giving civil servants the bad advice that they can just step away form their duties whenever certain kinds of couples request that they perform the duties of their jobs:

Alliance Defending Freedom is advising officials responsible for issuing marriage licenses in Rhode Island and Minnesota that they do not have to violate their faith or conscience by personally issuing licenses to applicants who are of the same sex.

Two new legal memos issued Wednesday in Rhode Island and Minnesota advise officials that they can delegate responsibility for issuing the licenses to deputies or assistants who don’t have conscience-based objections to issuing the licenses to same-sex applicants.
[ADF]

We've of course seen this in other states. This is what they now do. It's all part of the "we're the victims" strategy that the opposition movement is trying to turn into its strategy.

Folks in both of these states should know that this is coming and go ahead and shape their responses accordingly.

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