Thursday, February 19, 2015

Texas Supreme Court stops Gay Marriages in the State


Texas Supreme Court has halted gay marriages for now. It seems that after one couple got married, they felt that it was enough.

LA Times report:
The high court ruling did not specifically address the marriage license granted to the two women who were allowed to marry based on a one-time court order issued for health reasons. One of the women has ovarian cancer.

Republican Texas Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton said the high court's orders meant their marriage license was void.

“The court’s action upholds our state constitution and stays these rulings by activist judges in Travis County," Paxton said in a statement. "The same-sex marriage license issued by the Travis County Clerk is void, just as any license issued in violation of state law would be. I will continue to defend the will of the people of Texas, who have defined marriage as between one man and one woman, against any judicial activism or overreach.”

Paxton had asked the state's high court to stay orders by two Travis County judges, one in a probate case and the other a temporary-restraining order granting the same-sex couple a marriage license.
This shouldn't last long.

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