A North Carolina magistrate yesterday took the decision to resign rather than perform same-sex marriages
A North Carolina magistrate yesterday took the decision to resign rather than perform same-sex marriages, reports WITN.
A memo to state magistrates on Wednesday said officials would be violating their oaths of office if they refuse to marry gay or lesbian couples.
Rockingham County Magistrate John Kallam Jr. said performing same-sex marriages would violate his religious beliefs and “would desecrate a holy Institution established by God Himself.”
Kallam Jr. sent a letter to Chief District Court Judge Fred Wilkins saying when he took his oath of office, he didn’t take it with the understanding that he would be required to marry gay couples.
On Monday, a magistrate in Pasquotank County refused to marry two men, citing religious objections.
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