TEXAS: Irion County Clerk Won’t Issue Licenses, Liberty Counsel To Defend

Via press release from the Liberty Counsel:

Citing the Constitution and natural law, elected clerk for Irion County, Texas, Molly Crimer has vowed to stand for natural marriage. Referring to the opinion of five lawyers regarding marriage, Crimer said: “To keep my oath to uphold the Constitution, I must reject this ruling that I believe is lawless….I have to stand for the Constitution and the rule of law.” Liberty Counsel is offering Ms. Crimer pro bono counsel. “The Justices of the Supreme Court acted outside and against the authority granted to them by the very Constitution that we have sworn to uphold,” Molly Crimer continued. “[O]ur founding fathers were fearful of too much power in the hands of a few,” Crimer continued. “Consequently, they created a Constitutional Republic in which authority to rule belonged to the PEOPLE, to be exercised through their elected representatives. In that Constitution, the Supreme Court was given the authority to expound the law, not rewrite it or remake it,” Crimer said.

The clerk’s lengthy declaration is here. Irion County has a population of 1600 and there have been no requests for same-sex marriage licenses.