Soon, he was weeping. Ruling in Obergefell v. Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a statement Thursday encouraging clerks to wait for his guidance before issuing licenses, but Warren said his decision deferred to a higher authority. And several couples were immediately married by District Court Judge Kyle Carter, who waived the hour waiting period usually required after a couple obtains a license.
As the rowdy party in his law firm continued, John Nechman slipped away to his upstairs office to read the page decision in quiet. I applaud the court for its courage, and I congratulate the many loving couples in HD who can now legally marry.
Ryan also said the current license applications would comply with the Texas Family Code. Photo: Kim Brent. Couples still can be married by clergy in Hardin County, but those seeking a nonreligious ceremony are left with few alternatives but to look south or east to Jefferson or Orange counties.
The court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the US. Besides, he said, presiding over weddings is his favorite aspect of the job. And several couples were immediately married by District Court Judge Kyle Carter, who waived the hour waiting period usually required after a couple obtains a license.
The Obama administration backed the right of same-sex couples to marry.
While the work toward equality for all Texans is far from over, the campaign for the freedom to marry has been transformative in helping Texans understand who gay people are. Vic and I never dreamed that we would ever be able to celebrate one of those wedding anniversaries.
Gay couples are expected to begin tying the knot in Texas today, after the U.