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Some Texas Officials Refusing To Perform Weddings Because Of Supreme Court Ruling (Video)

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.

Sources: KLTV, 12News
Image Credit: KLTV Screenshot


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