Officials, clergy oppose Supreme Court ruling

The Supreme Courtís ruling Friday that same-sex marriages are constitutional has left  officials and pastors concerned about the future.

In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that same-sex couples may ‘exercise the fundamental right to marry.’

Some people are not convinced.

County Clerk Irene Gumula said she will not issue any marriage licenses for a same-sex couple until she receives official notification from the state.

‘The only way I will allow my girls to issue a license is after I receive notice from the state,’ she said.

Gumula, who has worked more than 30 years in the County Clerkís Office, said she is not aware of a gay couple ever seeking a marriage license here.

In a statement issued Sunday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said the Supreme Court had ‘ignored the text and spirit of the Constitution to manufacture a right that simply does not exist.’

Paxton said hundreds of Texas public officials are seeking guidance on how to implement what amounts to a ‘lawless decision by an activist Court.’

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