Texas: Denton County Clerk Refuses To Let Gay Couples Marry

Same-sex couples hoping to join the rest of the country by legally tying the knot in Denton County, Texas are having to put up with an anti-gay bullshit roadblock. 

Juli Luke, the Denton County Clerk, is refusing to obey the striking down of bans on marriage equality and is refusing to marry same-sex couples in her jurisdiction. A note on the door to the Clerk's office posted Friday morning (after the SCOTUS decision was announced) read: "Due to changes that must be made through our vendor; this office is not issuing same-sex marriage licenses today (6/26/15). We are sorry for the inconvenience." 

The vendor excuse turned out to be bullshit as Luke's office recently issued a statement. Luke writes:

"I took an oath to uphold the laws of Texas and the United States. It appears this decision now places our great state in a position where our state law contradicts federal law. Based on this new conflict, I will be deferring to my legal counsel, District Attorney Paul Johnson, for guidance."

There is no contradiction. The Supreme Court invalidated Texas's ban on equal access for same-sex couples so there is no more "state law." The clerk in Dallas obviously had no problem navigating Texas's dismantled ban and the new legal landscape, and got started by marrying a couple that has been together for 54 years. Luke's decision to stand in the way of love and the Constitution should not be forgotten by voters. 

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didn't the gays had to suck it for decades?   now is her turn to suck it

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Oh Texas.  Please secede already.  It would be a glorious secession for the rest of us.  Tho' you would lose all federal funding provided by our government, I would still wish you the best.  Just don't come crying when a natural disaster hits you and you don't have the resources to help the people of your "country." 

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In the words of the Orangutan love child Donald Trump, Juli YOU'RE FIRED.

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Too bad they're breaking the law and risk many lawsuits or one ENORMOUS one!  Stupidity at its best! 

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Personally I think Ms Juli Luke should be removed from her job permanently So in other words The Bitch Is Fired !!!

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The ruling doesn't take effect for 3 weeks.

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Texas's ban on same-sex marriage has been ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States. You don't get to legislate against constitutionally guaranteed rights--period.

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This is what happens when the Supreme Court as some see it "legislates." States that are not ready or willing will find technicalities and play games. It will happen, but there will be more court cases and all sorts of rigmarole and it won't be instant. Remember, Texas is Confederate flag territory. 

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Not true federal laws supersede and replace state law if they differ. So there is no ethical - legal delima. The only dilemma is your own bigotry isn't supported any longer.

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