Two days ago a county judge struck down a same-sex marriage ban in Texas. This morning, based on that ruling, another state judge ordered a Texas county clerk to issue a marriage license to one same-sex couple, which she did.
Suzanne Bryant and Sarah Goodfriend, together over thirty years, were married shortly afterwards.
Just hours later, the Texas State Supreme Court intervened and ruled that no other same-sex couple may marry.
Newly-elected Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton, filed for an emergency stay with the Supreme Court immediately after the couple married.
“A stay is necessary to make clear to all county clerks that Texas marriage law remains enforceable until there has been final appellate resolution.”
The couple, who have adopted two children together, are hopeful their marriage will not be annulled by the Court.
“If they want to come in and try to nullify this, they will. But we have a valid marriage license, and I don’t think they can.”