When two rights collide–is there a wrong?
The elected town clerk of an upstate New York farming community and a self-described Bible believing Christian contends that God has condemned homosexuality as a sin and has refused to sign same sex marriage licenses. She has arranged for a deputy to issue all marriage licenses by appointment. When asked about this matter, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo replied: “When you enforce the laws of the state, you don’t get to pick and choose.” Do you agree or disagree?
Suppose you were a same sex couple and told to make an appointment with a clerk, would you feel like a second class citizen? Who is right and wrong in this case?
Are there two rights in collision? Is there a wrong here?