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Texas AG: State workers can deny marriage licenses to same‑sex couples

Monday, June 29, 2015
Attorney General Ken Paxton (R-Texas)
Texas' conservative Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton called the Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a "lawless ruling" and said state workers can cite their religious objections in denying marriage licenses. ...

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Q&A: Where Texas stands following Supreme Court marriage decision

Saturday, June 27, 2015
A couple arrives at the Travis County building to apply for a marriage license at after the US. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry nationwide, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Austin, Texas.
Here's an update on how same-sex marriage is reverberating across Texas after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that gays and lesbians have the right to wed. ...

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Texas governor dismisses Supreme Court ruling, demands state agencies preserve religious liberties

Friday, June 26, 2015
Attorney General Greg   Abbott (R-Texas)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has issued a directive to all state agencies demanding they preserve Texans' religious liberties after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage. ...

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Texas Supreme Court upholds divorce of same-sex couple

Friday, June 19, 2015
The Texas Supreme Court has upheld the Austin divorce of a same-sex couple, rejecting challenges in a state where same-sex marriage remains outlawed. ...

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Texas governor gets behind fast-moving religious objections bill

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas)
GOP Gov. Greg Abbott is publicly getting behind a religious objections bill that is moving fast after the U.S. Supreme Court heard historic arguments over same-sex marriage. ...

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Would Texas AG have also defended his state’s ban on interracial marriage?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas)
AUSTIN -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who has led his state's defense of its same-sex marriage ban, has repeatedly said his role is to defend state laws. So the question was posed, would Abbott have also fought to defend ...

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Texas AG says same-sex marriage ban reduces out-of-wedlock births

Monday, October 13, 2014
Attorney General Greg Abbott (R-Texas)
AUSTIN -- Texas Attorney General and GOP gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott says the state's ban on same-sex marriage is in the state's interest because it reduces out-of-wedlock" births. In a brief Friday filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for ...

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Texas AG opposes same-sex marriage because he’s been married 33 years

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Attorney General Greg Abbott (R-Texas)
DALLAS -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Tuesday he opposes same-sex marriage because he’s been married to his wife for more than 33 years. Abbott's remarks during came Tuesday’s gubernatorial debate against Democrat Wendy Davis in Dallas. ...

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Plaintiffs refute Texas AG’s claim that same-sex marriage is bad for kids

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Attorney General Greg Abbott (R-Texas)
AUSTIN, Texas — Lawyers for two same-sex couples challenging Texas’ same-sex marriage ban are refuting state claims the prohibition promotes raising children in “stable, lasting relationships,” arguing in an appeals brief Tuesday that it serves no legitimate state interest. The ...

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AT&T donates to campaign of Texas AG who opposes marriage equality

Monday, August 18, 2014
AT&T headquarters in Dallas.
Dallas-based telecommunications giant AT&T has contributed $75,000 to anti-gay Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott’s campaign for governor. Lone Star QA reports that, according to campaign finance reports obtained by the Texas Ethics Commission, AT&T’s Texas political action committee gave $50,000 ...

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