Texas Hood County Clerk Katie Lang vow never to issue same-sex marriage licenses

By | June 30, 2015
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.
Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an opinion Sunday that officials can deny marriage licenses if they have religious objections. But he did warn in his non-binding opinion that those who refuse to issue licenses could face fines or lawsuits.
“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.


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