You're not entirely on the mark here. If she wasn't trying to make a political statement, then how does anyone know why she delegated the duties?That's absolute right. The core issue here is those gay activist don't tolerate anyone with opposite view while they criticize other people are intolerant. What a bunch of hypocrites.
This lady didn't try to force her view on anyone, she let her deputy do the job. She wasn't trying to make political statement. If those activist wasn't trying to sue her and get her fired, not that many people would know about it. Couples (both straight and gay) will file application the same, the deputy will get those processed the same.
Funny how those who chant tolerance are often first to attack those that holds a different view.
Those people who are suing knew about it before even going to the office, so that's not why people know.
I'm against firing her as long as all people got their licences, but it seems this couple didn't. The article is clearly lacking in facts.
And finally, if you support her right to speak out against gay marriages, why don't you support the right of people to speak out against her?