I’ve just been told by an assistant to Mr. Vince Minto, Glenn County’s Clerk-Recorder, that the county has been “ordered” by the state of California to comply with the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. She said that he consulted extensively with a staff attorney and concluded that he didn’t have any choice in the matter. She said the forms have all been changed (although the forms on the website still say “bride” and “groom”) and are “in place” for compliance next week. She said that the county does not perform weddings or otherwise solemnize marriages.
How utterly depressing. This, in the county where Proposition 22 received the highest percentage of votes. The lack of backbone just astounds me. Truly we are living in the world described by W.B. Yeats: “the best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity”.
UPDATE: I just contacted the clerks’ offices of Tehama, Shasta, Siskiyou and Modoc counties, and I was told in every case that they will not only be issuing licenses to same-sex couples, but also performing same-sex marriages, which they are not required to do. Sheep, that’s what they are. A bunch of pathetic sheep.