Ledyard town clerk who refused to sign same-sex marriage licenses may depart

Rose Marie Belforti will appear on the Election Day ballot in the town of Ledyard, but her tenure as clerk could be coming to a close.

The longtime town clerk who received national attention in 2011 when she refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses is in the process of selling her farm and preparing to move out of state. She confirmed in an email that there is a purchase contract on the farm she owns with her husband in Ledyard.

The sale is expected to close in early October, Belforti wrote to The Citizen. Once the transaction is finalized and their calves due in October are strong enough to travel, they will move.

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