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6.26.2015

So Let's Check In On Texas County Clerks In Light Of Supreme Court Ruling



The only reports of feet dragging:


Denton County Clerk Juli Luke said she would not issue a marriage license to a same sex couple until she heard from the DA.  She was somehow confused because now our "state law contradicts with federal law". The DA (and I love this) told her it was her call. She now isn't issuing them because she needs "changes" from her "vendor".  Hmmm.

In Williamson County, the clerk won't issue them because the County Attorney is reviewing the decision. (Maybe he is a slow reader.) 

Collin County is still waiting for legal advice.  

So we have Denton, Williamson, and Collin? You kind of expect that. Harris County is a holdout and that's a huge surprise. The County Attorney told the County Clerk to comply with law and is now seeking a court order to force his to so. The village is getting restless down there.  Edit: Harris County will now issue licenses at 3:00 p.m. 

Dallas, Tarrant and Travis counties are full speed ahead. Even McLennan County didn't bat an eye. 

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Our Surpreme Court needs to be hung out to dry. I'm most upset with their ruling.

Anonymous said...

Interesting. Denton County has an online marriage license website. The first page is for the Groom. It looks like most of the fields are required before you can move on to the Bride page.

Their office workers probably use the same system. Only a Groom and Bride can get married in Denton.

Incomplete Groom/Bride Information. Please input required information.
Groom First Name Is Required
Groom Last Name Is Required
Groom Address Is Required
Groom City Is Required
Groom State Is Required
Groom Zip Is Required
Groom Date Of Birth Is Required
Groom City Of Birth Is Required
Groom State Of Birth Is Required
Groom County Of Birth Is Required
Groom Not Divorced: Please select True/False
Groom Not Married: Please select True/False
Groom Not Delinquent: Please select True/False
Groom Not Related To Bride: Please select True/False

AMT said...

Taylor County (Abilene) is apparently holding out as well. Our great and glorious AG is apparently asking counties to hold off until the appeals process is "complete," citing the potential for SCOTUS to grant a rehearing. A SCOTUS rehearing - technically a thing, but not really a thing.

Baylor Too said...

Look for counties in which you could get an abortion, and those are the counties that will issue marriage licenses to same sex couples.

Anonymous said...


Barry,
What is Wise County doing?

Anonymous said...

Leftist Barry is unaware how offensive this post is to blacks. He just has a "them" category.

Anonymous said...

Barry: switch to been a divorced attorney....your business just doubled...

Anonymous said...

Wise County is still waiting on Pony Express to the news.

The Donald said...

What is Paul Shaffer doing in that picture with Geo. Wallace?

Anonymous said...

2:23 -- You're lucky that Barry is incapable of correcting your ridiculously bad grammar. He doesn't know what's wrong with it, either.

Anonymous said...

As a former white person, now that I'm black can I marry my pit bull? She has purdy teef and she's the only one that can make me happy! It says in the constitution I have the right to be happy.

Anonymous said...

This bride deal is confusing, In animals the one on the bottom is the bride, not always so in humans. :-)

Anonymous said...

Groom Not Related To Bride: Please select True/False?
Sorry Cousin Trudy, it looks like the wedding is off.

DF Kissing Cousin

Anonymous said...

there is no law anymore, only tax collectors

Anonymous said...

I don't see anything wrong with these clerks not issuing them. The state law does now contradict the federal law, but they are making the decision to uphold the state law. How's that any different than like in Colorado where their state law contradicts the federal law in regards to marijuana? The people of the state is upholding their state law and giving the federal law the finger. So, why not with the marriage issue?

Anonymous said...

fuck the gays they shouldn't be allowed to marry

Anonymous said...

1:28

Note there are no questions related to gender, so groom can be male or female and bride can be the same.

Anonymous said...

3:54

Amen.

Double Fake the Apostle Matthew

Anonymous said...

Wise i open for business
Send us your....

Anonymous said...

2:42, first you must declare your LOVE for your pitbull. Evidently today's news is all about LOVE! LOVE wins!! So, whatever it is that one LOVES, one can obviously marry -- since it is all about LOVE.

Katy Anders said...

This was amazing. Paxton issued a statement saying "Nobody do anything! We have to issue new BVS forms (eventually) before you can issue marriage licenses!"

And the counties essentially rushed to ignore him.

Here in Houston, the county clerk announced he was going to wait for the AG, and then the County Attorney announced that no, the County Clerk was NOT going to wait.

"All deliberate speed."

Anonymous said...

I do declare this country's going to hell in a hand basket...

Anonymous said...

Barry allowed the f word. Barry allowed the f word. He seems to do it when it allows him to prove that discrimination still exists. Tip to Barry....it will always exist. Stop trying to prove a point. We will never resemble the liberal utopian dream.

Anonymous said...

I'm curious to see the messenger front page on how many lines up to get their license.

Anonymous said...

Whats next while the conservatives figure out this gay marriage thing????

DF Hilter Democrats

Anonymous said...

I dont understand why fags need to marry.

Would a homo please explain that to me?

Katy Anders said...

5:35: The Supreme Court decision from eysterday is a good place to start if you want to understand why the case happened and why the issues were important.

Anonymous said...

Katy,

Why do you need the governments permission, or blessing, to marry the person you love?

Or is it about money?

Katy Anders said...

This is sort of an academic excercise, as I have the right to marry another woman in Texas now, and it's not likely to go away. I won't be availing myself of it anytime soon.

Marriage used to be about money. Property, dowries, arranged marriages, etc. I'm not sure it's MORE about money than before.

It was also about kids, and remains so. My oldest used to ask me why I wasn't married to their mom. It was a major factor in why we went up north to get married - after all, it didn't affect property rights, etc.

Ask anybody why they married - ask heterosexuals why they bother sending the license into the county. Are they depending on government to decide the worth of their relationship? It sounds like maybe you're not entirely familiar with American culture.

To me, it was supposed to be about love, making a life together, making a commitment. It's a rite of passage. The property interests, automatic inheritance rights, ability to file taxes jointly, etc. do figure in, of course.

I guess I'm not sure why people talk about how central marriage is to our cultural life, yet seem just horribly confused when gay people bring it up for themselves.

Anonymous said...

Why do hetero couples marry?
I suggest non-heteros would like to marry for the same various reasons. Some of these marriages may end poorly. Some will last. How do gay marriages diminish yours? Maybe we all should just focus on our own situation and let others tend to theirs. You know, get government out of our personal legal business.

Anonymous said...

12:10 - If non-heteros had taken your advice then we would not be having this discussion.

Anonymous said...

10:07 Katy-
Nothing to disagree with you about.
However, lots of people view marriage as a solemn covenant between themselves and God, conceived and sanctified by Him. These are the people that are getting no credit in this debate.

Katy Anders said...

9:31: Yeah, I think maybe President Obama and other leaders - secular and religious - ought to take a moment to reiterate that churches set their own internal policies (consistent with their beliefs and imterpretations) of the rules for marriage within their church.

For the Democrats, it would signal that they acknowledge the other side a little, and for the Republicans, it would be a moment of sobriety in what has otherwise been a "Sky is Falling" sort of week.