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AG Paxton no longer facing contempt hearing over gay rights

Monday, August 10, 2015
Ken Paxton
Critics have accused Paxton of resisting the Supreme Court's landmark ruling -- by advising county clerks to refuse marriage licenses to gay couples on religious grounds. ...

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Death certificate amended to reflect same-sex marriage (UPDATED)

Friday, August 7, 2015
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R)
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) could have been held in contempt of court had he not ultimately complied. ...

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Energy executive charged in Austin attack on gay man from Dallas

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Anthony-Fera
An energy executive and father of a former University of Texas football player is facing an assault charge in an attack on a gay Dallas man in Austin. ...

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Bar patron says he was assaulted, called gay slur by hotel bouncer

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Bobby Beltran
Bobby Beltran, 31, says the incident occurred March 15 after he and a his friends were asked to leave the W Hotel bar because they were too drunk. ...

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Texas lawmakers, conservative leaders celebrate 10 years of marriage inequality

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Republican leaders in Austin joined members of the conservative coalition Texas Values to slice a ceremonial cake on the 10th anniversary of the passage of the so-called Texas Marriage Amendment, which defined marriage as "one man and one woman" in Texas.
Several Texas lawmakers joined conservative leaders at the state capitol in Tuesday for a controversial slice of symbolic wedding cake in a 10th anniversary celebration of the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. ...

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Texas lawmaker files complaint against judge who allowed same-sex wedding

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Tony Tinderholt
A state lawmaker's complaint has prompted the Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct to investigate a judge who ordered the issuance of a marriage license to a same-sex couple. ...

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Texas AG asks state Supreme Court to void same‑sex couple’s marriage

Friday, February 20, 2015
Sarah Goodfriend, left, and Suzanne Bryant celebrate with their daughters Dawn Goodfriend, left, 18, and Ting Goodfriend, 13, at Highland Lounge in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, after becoming the first legally married same-sex couple in Texas.
Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Friday the state's same-sex marriage ban has been "needlessly cast in doubt" after a judge gave a lesbian couple from Austin permission to tie the knot. Paxton warned of "legal chaos" if the ...

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Texas AG seeks to block probate judge’s same-sex marriage ruling

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Attorney General Ken Paxton (R-Texas)
Ken Paxton says Probate Judge Guy Herman's "misguided ruling does not change Texas law or allow the issuance of a marriage license to anyone other than one man and one woman." ...

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Texas faith leaders gather at state capitol in support of marriage equality

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Rev. Michael Diaz, center, from Metropolitan Church in Houston, and other faith leaders and congregation members of various churches from around the state rally on the step of the Texas Capitol steps to call for more equality for same-sex couples, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in Austin, Texas.
Faith leaders rallied for marriage equality Tuesday at the Texas Capitol, seeking to convince lawmakers that expanding rights to LGBT Texans won't compromise their religious beliefs. ...

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Probate judge rules Texas same‑sex marriage ban unconstitutional

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Texas
A judge in Travis County, Texas, on Tuesday ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, but the impact of the ruling remains unclear and the County Clerk declined to take any immediate action on issuing marriage licenses ...

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