Katie Lang still isn’t issuing same-sex marriage licenses in Hood County.
And Lang, the county clerk
there, insisted Monday that she has no intention of issuing any — despite last week’s Supreme Court landmark ruling
that the U.S. Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry in all 50 states — because it goes against her religious beliefs.
“It’s my religious liberty, my belief in traditional marriage,” she said. “Nobody has tried to get one, nobody has called about them … other than reporters.”
Lang’s decision came as Denton County’s clerk began to issue the licenses in spite of her belief that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. And Collin County began to issue the licenses as well, following the lead set last week by Tarrant and Dallas counties — and other counties across the state.