TEXAS: AG Ken Paxton Asks State Supreme Court To Affirm Marriage Ban

Via the Dallas Morning News:

Attorney General Ken Paxton has asked the Supreme Court of Texas to reaffirm the state’s ban on same-sex marriage after a probate judge ruled that the ban was unconstitutional. In a news release issued Wednesday, Paxton said Probate Judge Guy Herman’s “misguided ruling does not change Texas law or allow the issuance of a marriage license to anyone other than one man and one woman.” Paxton late Tuesday filed emergency motions with the state Supreme Court seeking to overturn Herman’s ruling and uphold the statewide ban. He said that Herman “committed a clear abuse of discretion” by declaring the ban unconstitutional, adding that Herman’s ruling may compel same-sex couples to seek marriage licenses in Texas — and district clerks to mistakenly grant them.

This morning Paxton, Gov. Greg Abbott, and Sen. Ted Cruz are attending the Texas Legislative Prayer Breakfast to “stand up for the rule of law.” So all the haters were in the same room today when the news broke out of Travis County. Snork!