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Paul LePage

Christie says clerks with objections to same-sex marriage have duty to keep oath

ASHLAND, N.H. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, on his first full day on the presidential campaign trail, said Wednesday that personal objections should not exempt government officials from issuing licenses for same-sex marriages. Public officials have a duty to enforce laws even if they don't agree with them, he said amid reports that some clerks in Southern states were refusing to grant licenses after last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling. While "there can always be individual circumstances that need to be examined, I think the general rule has to be, if you have an oath, you need to keep your oath," Christie said when a reporter asked whether clerks with objections...