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Texas AG: County clerks can refuse gay couples
WFTV ^ | 6-28-15 | Chuck Lindell

Posted on 06/28/2015 8:38:27 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

American-Statesman

County clerks can refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples based on religious objections to gay marriage, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Sunday.

Paxton noted that clerks who refuse to issue licenses can expect to be sued, but added that “numerous lawyers stand ready to assist clerks defending their religious beliefs,” in many cases without charge.

Paxton said Friday’s “flawed” opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court, which overturned bans against same-sex marriage in Texas and other states, placed religious people in conflict between following their faith and the U.S. Constitution

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: clerks; gays; homosexualagenda; refuse; texas
Things are going to heat up very quickly.
1 posted on 06/28/2015 8:38:27 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I don’t think so. Looks like a little bit of a relief valve, with a fairly predictable outcome based on similar precedents. Homo marriage licenses will be issued in Texas. Not every clerk has to participate.


2 posted on 06/28/2015 8:40:27 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Cboldt

Unless the state moves to no longer issue marriage licenses at all.


3 posted on 06/28/2015 8:47:14 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Mississippi is ignoring it for now.


4 posted on 06/28/2015 8:50:30 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: BeadCounter

Bttt


5 posted on 06/28/2015 8:53:29 PM PDT by Guenevere (If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do........Psalms 11:3..An Appeal to Heaven)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

MORE states NEED to join Texas in banning gay marriages- IF enough states do so- the federal government WILL have to back down


6 posted on 06/29/2015 12:16:11 AM PDT by Bob434
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To: sheikdetailfeather

It was a strange ruling, ruling that you can’t ban gay marriage while saying that you can still have your heart felt beliefs.

As some noted though, it strangely left out the free exercise of your religion.

So, if it isn’t banned but no one is willing to issue a license or perform a wedding because of their religion, what true force of law does it have?

Why don’t all the states implement it exactly as Texas is doing?


7 posted on 06/29/2015 12:32:03 AM PDT by dila813
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I don’t see how they can do this — the laws are the laws, if one disagrees one needs to quit the government. And i know how hard it can be to leave a job so I’m not being flippant, just stating the logical obvious


8 posted on 06/29/2015 6:53:07 AM PDT by Cronos (Obama’s dislike of Assad is not based on Assad’s brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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