Its not too often my small town ends up on the national and international news, but I can guarantee that when it happens its never for anything positive. You can read about our claim to fame with the US News and Time lets not forget about the BBC. Basically, our county clerk is refusing to issue marriage licenses. She's now being sued by 4 couples some straight and some gay.
I think people have the right to believe whatever they want. If she doesn't want to issue licenses herself, then she should appoint a staff person to do it for her. Obviously by not issuing anything she is failing to do part of her job description. Which is a bad thing. I know I can't just decide to stop doing part of my job and still expect to have a job. I would assume that is the case with all jobs. When your beliefs conflict with your job I think you need to ask yourself is this a job I really should be doing? If you can't do your job and sleep peacefully at night its time to walk away.