Texas Republicans are working to pass a bill banning local officials from issuing same-sex marriage licenses, in anticipation of a possible Supreme Court ruling this summer declaring same-sex marriage legal.
The measure would prohibit any state or local official from using “any funds” to issue a marriage license, recognize a marriage license, or declare an informal marriage for any union that is not between one man and one woman. (RELATED: Alabama Judges Still Battling Feds Over Same-Sex Marriage)
It also prohibits the state from using any funds to enforce an order that requires an official to issue a same-sex marriage license, enforce or recognize a same-sex marriage license, or declare an informal same-sex marriage.
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