WHAT’S LEFT IN TEXAS’ SAME-SEX MARRIAGE FIGHT

WHAT'S LEFT IN TEXAS' SAME-SEX MARRIAGE FIGHT

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In Texas, at least, only two real skirmishes left in the battle to actually get the state’s recalcitrant state officials and county bureaucracies to acknowledge the United States’ new reality and issue marriage licenses to any couple who wants to get married. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, after initially feeling his dead-ender oats after the Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage, has gone quiet, as has Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick. Hood County Clerk Katie Lang folded immediately after being sued by a Granbury gay couple after she refused to give them a marriage license (adding insult to Lang’s injury, the suit is still ongoing). Rusk County Clerk Joyce Lewis-Kugle formally resigned Monday, as she said in her resignation letter, “due to the recent decision by the Supreme Court, the laws [she] swore to have now changed.”

So what’s left? First, there’s Irion County. But for one thing, Irion County would not be one of the most interesting places in Texas right now. The tiny West Texas county near ……. read more.

BY STEPHEN YOUNG

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