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Cuomo calls for investigation into same-sex marriage license denial
Source: Times Union
ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has directed New York’s Division of Human Rights to look into the recent decision by a town clerk in Montgomery County not to issue a marriage license for a same-sex couple.
Laurel “Sherrie” Eriksen, the town clerk in Root, told the men that she could not issue them the license due to her religious beliefs and recommended they make an appointment with the deputy town clerk, who did not have religious objections, the town’s attorney told the Daily Gazette of Schenectady.