Clerk Recorder Protests Gay Marriage Ban
On Valentine’s Day, the clerk recorder in Yolo County will turn away gay couples who ask to be married. She’s required to by state law. But she won’t send them away empty handed.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Yolo County Clerk Recorder Freddie Oakley personally believes that gay marriage should be legal. So, on her own dime and her own time, she printed so-called “certificates of inequality,” which she’ll give to gay couples who show up to be married tomorrow:
What they essentially say is that California law prevents me from issuing a marriage license to you, but I, Freddie Oakley, think that that’s discriminatory and not a good thing.
But Karen England, with the pro-family group, Capital Resource Institute, says Oakley is wrongly using her public office to express her personal views:
The people of Yolo County should make sure she’s never elected to any position again.
Gay groups nationwide are urging same sex couples to seek marriage licenses on Valentine’s Day.