June 29, 2015 12:00 pm -


 Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton hopes his state’s religious liberty laws will allow officials to deny same-sex couples the right to marry.

…Paxton announced Sunday that local officials responsible for issuing marriage licenses may, under state or federal religious liberty protections, be able to refuse to issue licenses to same-sex couples.

While the notice from Paxton doesn’t challenge the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of marriage equality, meaning that same-sex couples should be able to marry in Texas across the state on Monday, it does assert that specific local officials “may” be able to refuse to issue those licenses.



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