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    Texas AG Says Workers Can Refuse Marriage Licenses to Gays[W:297]




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    AUSTIN, TX --
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton calls the Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a "lawless ruling" and says state workers can cite their religious objections in denying marriage licenses. cont. on the web site


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    Paxton: State workers can deny licenses to same-sex couples

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    Re: Texas AG Says Workers Can Refuse Marriage Licenses to Gays

    I expect better from Texas.

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    Re: Texas AG Says Workers Can Refuse Marriage Licenses to Gays

    Now we get to see if a SCOTUS decision to expand one group's rights actually trumps an enumerated right that has been protected since the 1st amendment was created. This is when things get interesting.
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    Re: Texas AG Says Workers Can Refuse Marriage Licenses to Gays

    This is simply going to get the state sued, for monetary amounts, as well as these clerks. If I were them, I'd think about that before they deny any marriage licenses. The SCOTUS is not going to allow this, nor are other federal courts and it will move quickly. This is assuming that Obama and the Justice Department doesn't step in before that time.
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    Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.

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    Re: Texas AG Says Workers Can Refuse Marriage Licenses to Gays

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    Now we get to see if a SCOTUS decision to expand one group's rights actually trumps an enumerated right that has been protected since the 1st amendment was created. This is when things get interesting.
    Hmmm interesting. Do you think this is any different than a racist refusing to issue marriage licenses to interracial couples? Do you think the same measures to deal with racists in the 1960s won't be used in 2015 to deal with homophobes in positions of power? Your first amendment rights don't trump what the law permits and doesn't permit.
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    Re: Texas AG Says Workers Can Refuse Marriage Licenses to Gays

    lawsuits and arrests for contempt of court will be a growth industry in texas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    I expect better from Texas.
    Me too as a native Texan living in Dallas again. And I'm very proud of my friend that is a Judge here that did marry people last week

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    Re: Texas AG Says Workers Can Refuse Marriage Licenses to Gays

    Good to see that Texas is standing up to a SCOTUS gone rogue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WSUwarrior View Post
    Good to see that Texas is standing up to a SCOTUS gone rogue.
    Texan here and I support gay marriage. And so do my friends that are Judges.

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    Re: Texas AG Says Workers Can Refuse Marriage Licenses to Gays

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Texan here and I support gay marriage. And so do my friends that are Judges.
    Cool...
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