Some Texas officials are refusing to perform any marriages because the June 26 Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage (video below).
Smith County Justice of the Peace James Meredith said in a written statement to KLTV: "I will no longer perform weddings after I conduct the few weddings I already had scheduled before the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling."
Titus County Justice of the Peace Paula Dyke said in a similar statement: "I have decided to immediately stop performing ALL marriage ceremonies. God Bless America, and America Bless God!"
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton claimed in a June 28 opinion that state officials are not required to perform weddings.
In Jefferson County, Texas, several judges informed 12News they are refusing to perform weddings.
Those officials reportedly include: Judges Nancy Beaulieu, Ken Dollinger, Brad Burnett and Ray Chesson.
Justice of the Peace Tom Gillam told 12News that he has pre-scheduled weddings, but would stop after those are completed.