The Supreme Court ruling that lifted state bans on gay marriage prompted a wave of same-sex couples at county offices. They wanted to get their marriage licenses so they could finally tie the knot.
But in 61 Texas counties, clerks and judges refused to issue licenses.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told them its public officials can refuse to issue the licenses if they oppose same-sex marriage for religious reasons.
One civil rights expert at the St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio says opposition to Supreme Court rulings is nothing new.