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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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Poll: More Texans support marriage equality than oppose it

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
AP (File)
Texas voters are split on whether gays and lesbians should be allowed to marry and on whether businesses should be required to provide services to them, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. ...

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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 man indicted in murder of lesbian daughter, girlfriend

Thursday, June 18, 2015
James Crosby
More than a year after the bodies of a lesbian couple were discovered next to a dumpster behind a convenience store, the father of one of the women has been indicted on a capital murder charge for their deaths. ...

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Energy executive charged in Austin attack on gay man from Dallas

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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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1. The president doesn’t get to veto Supreme Court rulings. 2. Rick Santorum will never be president.

Monday, June 15, 2015
Rick Santorum
With the Supreme Court due to rule on marriage any day now, Presidential "candidate" Rick Santorum says he would fight back against a pro-equality ruling. So do couples need to worry about the possibility that Santorum could stop them ...

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