Havent read the whole thread yet but:
Meh, so what? There will be lots of clerks, etc that will issue the licenses. And eventually, all the hysteria will blow over and everyone will just do their jobs. And the ones that refused will look like the people that resisted segregation and supported Jim Crowe. And that's how history will remember them.
Heck, who says their managers cant reassign them to just handing out dog licenses or something else?
Even in TX there will be clerks that will be happy to do it.
It's total BS all wrapped up in homophobia and hate.
When's the last time you read of a clerk refusing to give a marriage license to a fornicator or a divorcee? Or an adulterer? Not even Catholic clerks.
And yeah, esp in smaller towns, they'd know.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.