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June 28, 2015, 9:12pm
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Lt. Governor Patrick Statement on Opinion from Texas Attorney General
Regarding Same-Sex Marriage Refusal

AUSTIN Today, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick made the following statement regarding the Texas Attorney General’s opinion clarifying the First Amendment religious liberty rights of governmental officials involved in issuing same-sex marriage licenses and conducting same-sex wedding ceremonies:

“On Thursday I made a request to Attorney General Ken Paxton for a legal opinion on how local elected officials would be impacted if the Supreme Court ruled gay marriage the law of the land. Today, I commend Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for his quick and comprehensive opinion on the very important issue regarding protecting public employees’ rights. As I had hoped when I requested this opinion, General Paxton has affirmed that county clerks, judges and Justices of the Peace do in fact retain religious freedom to object.

“No public employee, judge or Justice of the Peace should be forced to participate in activity contrary to the covenants of their sincerely held religious beliefs.”
 

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No Nonsense  
USA  
July 7, 2015 9:42pm
 
I'm not so sure about God or no God; but what I am sure of is God toting people amongst our fruited plain set this ruling up by injecting the government into marriage. Imagine a scenario where two people, in the eyes of God,... More ›

 
4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Spriungs  
July 7, 2015 1:40pm
 
Sorry fellas, but I have struggled with the whole God thing for a long time and I find it extremely hard to believe in a deity. I wish I could believe cause it probably would make my existence a whole lot easier to digest.... More ›

 
New Guy  
Wilson County  
July 7, 2015 12:49pm
 
You think God noticed Cruz's lack of acknowledgment too? Check out his transcript, the closest he came to God was his reference to "western song Some of God'sGreatest Gifts are Unanswered".

 
Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
July 6, 2015 10:50am
 
No Nonsense, I think you hit the nail right on the head and don't even know it. For far too long we, as a nation, have been "checking our religious beliefs at the door". Is it any wonder why God the Father has... More ›

 
4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Spriungs  
July 2, 2015 11:58am
 
As Liberace would have said, "we're here, we're queer, and shove that up your old bazoo.

 
No Nonsense  
USA  
July 1, 2015 9:01pm
 
Frankly, Paxton is dead wrong. If I am a public servant, (ie cop, firefighter, EMT), does that mean I can refuse to provide service to someone whom holds a different religious belief? How about opposite sex couples whom are... More ›

 
4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Spriungs  
July 1, 2015 12:18am
 
Mr. Pritts, of course I have read the 10th Amendment and understand what it means. And, it proves the point that I was trying to make. Either you did not understand the point I was trying to make or you did not read my statement... More ›

 
Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
June 30, 2015 10:06pm
 
LaLa, I said the only reasoning AGAINST gay marriage is Biblical. Then I said secularists are the only folks who can come up with a reason FOR gay marriage. Learn to read in context!

 
New Guy  
Wilson County  
June 30, 2015 9:45pm
 
I guess the Jewish County Clerk should not issue marriage license to Christian couples?

 
LaLa Land  
Floresville, TX  
June 30, 2015 9:34pm
 
Bob if you don't think there is a biblical reason then you didn't read Attorney General Paxton's statement on government employees being able to refuse service based on religious belief. But come on can't a person have a... More ›

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