Disciplinary hearing for Root town clerk pushed back


ROOT, N.Y. (WRGB) - A disciplinary hearing for a town clerk accused of denying a marriage license to a same sex couple has been pushed back.

Root town attorney Robert Subik said he proposed scheduling a date for a disciplinary hearing for town clerk Sherrie Ericksen.

She's been under fire the past few months for allegedly denying a marriage license to Dylan Toften and Thomas Hurd based on religious beliefs.

The town supervisor says the board didn't vote on the proposal because the town attorney wasn't there due to medical issues.

Activists didn't hold back during the public comment section of the hearing, accusing the board of stalling.

"Dylan and Thomas were able to go into Cobleskill, whose populous is six times that of Root, without an appointment, after hours, to obtain their marriage license that was denied to them in their own town," said activist Heather Murphy.

"She swore an oath to New York State, and she won't do that, blatantly told us she won't do that," said Toften.

The town attorney said he hopes this disciplinary hearing can be sometime in November. We reached out to him once we found out his proposal wasn't voted on, but he didn't answer.

Ericksen also didn't answer CBS 6's questions.

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