Texas AG Paxton: Religious objections can be used to deny marriage license to same-sex couples

Texas AG Paxton: Religious objections can be used to deny marriage license to same-sex couples

LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas’ conservative Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton called the Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a “lawless ruling” and said state workers can cite their religious objections in denying marriage licenses.

He warned in a statement Sunday that any clerk, justice of the peace or other administrator who declines to issue a license to a same-sex couple could face litigation or a fine.

But in the nonbinding legal opinion requested by Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Paxton says “numerous lawyers” stand ready to defend, free of charge, any public official refusing to grant one. SOURCE

My personal feeling is that the SCOTUS is attempting to legislate from the bench and that this is a move towards forced political correctness for all and done to appease the 3.5% of the Americans population that willfully admits that they are *different*. Yeah, different.

As always, feel free to comment as you see fit, your opinion matters, but if you come out on this blog or if you swear your everlasting affection to the SCOTUS for their decision in this matter, don’t think your position will go unchallenged. I have some highly opinionated and knowledgeable readers.

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16 Responses to Texas AG Paxton: Religious objections can be used to deny marriage license to same-sex couples

  1. GarryXDm says:

    We have been here before and history shows it did not turn out pretty. The Federal Government is dictating what a State can and cannot do. To my knowledge, Marriage Licences are a function of the State, not the Federal Government. We are getting terribly close - if not well past - to the government Treading on States Rights… It seems this topic (and the reason the Civil War took place) has been deleted from the public school books as the progressives rewrite history to meet their AGENDA.

  2. Ron Stabb says:

    Long read but well worth it.

    Obergefell v. Hodges :: 576 U.S. ___ (2015) :: Justia U.S. Supreme Court Center

  3. cary says:

    The Supremes have over reached here; they took on a case that should have stayed state-by state and made it a Federal case, impacting AND OVERRULING a majority of the voters in the country.

    Can’t wait to see how this turns out for them.

    • Wayne says:

      Cary, Stalin said ” he who counts the votes decide everything”. I truly believe that fraud has taken government by the people and made it a nice slogan and nothing more than that. Our representation is owned by outside interests, they could give a rats ass about WE THE PEOPLE. The legislative branch should be making a lot of noise on this issue and all we hear are crickets.

      • cary says:

        They are afraid of rocking the boat. What they don’t realize is they are risking being rocked by a boatload of rack salt … or stronger.

  4. minuteman26 says:

    With its decisions on Obamacare and Gay Marriage last week the Supreme Court has made itself irrelevant going forward. On gay marriage they have ruled against scripture which won’t stand well with the folks. I guess that’s what happens when you appoint homosexuals and Marxists to the highest court in the land. Like what the AG and Gov have done as pushback is needed. Unfortunately the clerk here in Nueces County has decided to comply with the Supremes. Won’t be voting for her the next time around. Would like to see some sort of impeachment for the judges who voted for those two bills as their actions were blatantly unconstitutional. Would also like the Supremes stripped of their life terms. IMHO a ten year appointment would be sufficient with a minimum age of 50 and mandatory retirement at 80. Don’t believe anyone knows squat until they’ve spent 50 yrs on this earth. Bottom line, am hoping the majority in this country tell the Supremes and the Obama regime to fuck off. Believe a tipping point has been reached.

  5. Wayne says:

    I can’t believe the amount of education required to achieve an appointment to the SCOTUS would void any reference to a dictionary before making a decision of this magnitude. They just made dictionaries obsolete. We as a free people are being shown how irrelevant our votes really are. How is it that I can’t even use the word “gay” anymore without feeling shitty about it? I simply cannot use that word. The supremes have redefined their duties and are quite pleased with themselves.

    • TexasFred says:

      These faggot sons a bitches have bastardized the word *GAY*… When I was a kid we would say someone was GAY and we meant happy and carefree but the biggest bastardization of all is the rainbow.. The rainbow is a sign of God’s covenant with man according to the bible, it wasn’t supposed to be a permission slip for Adam and Steve…

  6. Kevin Marks says:

    This is an obvious attack on the 10th Amendment. If this ruling is considered law, then they can take away the state’s rights to gun laws or anything. This will clear the way for tyrannical elite to rule from Mount D.C. and the Republic is dead. I posted a rant on my Facebook page that if all three branches of the government either ceded their power to another branch or overstepped the bounds of the Constitution, then the United States is no more. The Trade Agreement, the ACA subsidy ruling, the Gay marriage ruling, and the failure to enforce Immigration laws prove that this is so and we are now ruled by tyrants who think they know better than The People. I see only one answer this situation and it isn’t going to be pretty. I am not sure that the majority of We The People haven’t been seduced or wussified by what I call The Dark Side to the point that we are beyond help. Still, it only took III% for the Revolution.

  7. Lisa Witzell says:

    It is not my place to point my finger at you and stand in self-righteousness as a Christian and call you a sinner. I didn’t die for you. And I cannot judge you, regardless of your race, ethnicity, sexual preference, political party, etc.

    I may not agree with your choices, and that is ok. I do not have to answer for them some day. You do. Every one of us falls short. We all must answer for the sin in our own lives on our day of judgement. You are free to live & love as you choose. As am I.

    Our government has granted the right for same sex marriage in the entire nation. So be it. Yet, the churches of this FREE nation must abide by such, or face penalties & possibly prison for hate & discrimination? This is exactly the same as denying these couples the right to marry. Let the court house conduct such ceremonies since they’ve granted this right to these couples!

    Next, will the government force ALL doctors to conduct abortions or risk their practice? Or is that too much?

  8. Ron Stabb says:

    What we have here is a failure of leadership. I’ve never seen this country more divided in my lifetime as it is now. The Obama experiment is a total failure.

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