Tex. bill would bar local officials from issuing same-sex-marriage licenses - The Washington Post
The move comes as the Supreme Court is poised to rule on whether there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage or if states have the authority to define marriage as exclusively between a man and a woman, as the Texas Constitution does.
If the court finds a universal right to same-sex marriage, that provision of the Texas Constitution would be swept aside. But a legislative ban on the issuance of marriage licenses could stand, resulting in a potentially costly and drawn-out confrontation between the state government and the federal courts.
Or they may come back and say that every state must at least recognize SSM from other states. Again, no loophole for TX.
Thos are 2 of the 4 possibilties before SCOTUS.
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