Guilderland appoints new marriage officers
Guilderland's marriage officer stepped down just days before same-sex marriage became legal in New York, but the town had a plan to make sure that all the couples who wanted to get married would be able to without any delays. Our Sabina Kuriakose has more from outside Guilderland Town Hall.
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GUILDERLAND, N.Y. -- Days after the previous marriage officer resigned over opposition to same-sex marriage, the Town of Guilderland has appointed three new marriage officers.
Marriage officer Rosemary Centi cited religious reasons for her opposition and stepped down. Town Supervisor Ken Runion said it was important to get the position filled quickly.
One of the three new officers is Cynthia Wadach, who said she's strongly in favor of extending the right to marry to all.
"I work here at town hall, and a couple of times when the marriages I was able to be a witness to a wedding in town hall, and I just love being part of that and I was almost jealous that I couldn't be the one to marry the couples," said Wadach.
The marriage officer position is a non-paid one, but officiants can accept gratuity.