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Texas Democrats file complaint over AG’s same-sex marriage opinion

Saturday, July 4, 2015
Attorney General Ken Paxton (R-Texas)
Attorney General Ken Paxton is also facing a possible indictment on first-degree felony charges of violating state securities law. ...

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Fifth Circuit appeals court instructs federal judges to issue same-sex marriage rulings

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
John Minor Wisdom U.S. Courthouse in New Orleans,   home of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
The order clears one of the final procedural roadblocks in the cases from Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, which had been pending before the New Orleans-based court. The 5th Circuit had heard arguments in the appeals, but hadn't ruled. ...

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Benefits offered for same-sex spouses of Texas state workers

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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A group representing Texas state workers has begun allowing employees to enroll their same-sex spouses for benefits. ...

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Hood County, Texas, clerk relents, will issue same-sex marriage licenses after all

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Katie Lang
A North Texas county will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples even though the clerk in charge of such documents says it's against her beliefs. ...

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Many Texas counties issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite AG’s opinion

Monday, June 29, 2015
Texas plaintiffs Mark Phariss and Vic Holmes (center) celebrate on the steps of the Texas Capitol, Monday, June 29, 2015, in Austin, Texas.
Many county clerks across Texas have begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite instructions from the state attorney general that they could refuse to do so if it violates their religious beliefs. ...

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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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Same-sex couples begin obtaining marriage licenses in Texas

Friday, June 26, 2015
George Harris, left, 82, walks out of the Dallas County Clerks office showing his marriage license as his husband Jack Evans, holding roses, 85, follows behind Friday, June 26, 2015, in Dallas. Harris and Evans were the first same sex couple to be married in Dallas after receiving their license. The couple have been together 54 years.
Two men in their 80s got the first same-sex marriage license Friday in Dallas, some gay couples elsewhere were denied and Gov. Greg Abbott, dismayed by the Supreme Court's ruling, ordered state agencies to respect religious objectors. ...

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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 AG: Counties should wait if same-sex marriage legalized

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Attorney General Ken Paxton (R-Texas)
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton urged county officials Thursday to not immediately begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples if the U.S. Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is legal. ...

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