gay couple in Granbury took a tentative step toward marriage Thursday afternoon as dueling protests on the gay marriage issue swirled outside the Hood County Clerk’s Office.
“God did not elect her, I did,” said Kevin Bass. “If she objects to doing her job, she can go.”
Couple excited but realizes there are still challenges ahead for same-sex couples.
For the first time since Friday’s historic decision that legally allows gay couples to marry in Texas, Denton and Collin Counties issued a same-sex marriage license on Monday morning.
CBS11 went to two very different church services on the first Sunday since the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.
“Numerous lawyers stand ready to assist clerks defending their religious beliefs… and I will do everything I can from this office to be a public voice for those standing in defense of their rights.”
Sharon Nelson and Debbie Clark had tears of joy in their eyes as they walked out of the Tarrant County Clerk’s office with a marriage license.
“Love Rules,” was the common theme as the crowd embraced one another and even witnessed a first for a church.
“I’m disappointed that the rule of law and respect for the moral fabric of America has been cast aside by U.S. Supreme Court today,” said the chairman of the Republican Party of Texas.
Today, 85-year-old Jack Evans and 82-year-old George Harris, were the first couple to get married in Dallas County, after the Supreme Court declared same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry.
As soon as the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing gay marriage was announced couples, many of whom had already gathered at the Dallas County Clerk’s Office, lined up to get marriage licenses.
Same-sex couples in Texas may soon obtain marriage licenses following Friday’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalizes gay marriage nationwide.