Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a statement Sunday saying state workers can refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses if doing so is contrary to his or her religious beliefs.
"(Judges and other state workers) may claim that the government cannot force them to conduct same-sex wedding ceremonies over their religious objections," Paxton said in the statement.
Workers who choose to deny licenses to same-sex couples may face litigation and fines, but there are lawyers willing to defend them, according to Paxton.
Paxton - along with many other Republicans - are apparently channeling their inner George Wallaces. How quickly they have forgotten how history has judged the former Alabama Governor who ignored the Court's decision and attempted to block the integration of Alabama schools and universities.
Support for same sex marriage stands at 61% amongst all Americans according to the latest Pew poll and at 73% amongst millennials. Only 14 states banned gay marriage before this ruling (making their calls for a Constitutional amendment against gay marriage a big, fat joke).
The good guys are winning, and there is no reversing this tide.
In the end, each and every one of these Republicans will be deemed to have been on the wrong side of history. They will find themselves standing alongside the likes of George Wallace forever more. .
On a related note: How can I reject the Citizens United ruling? What can we do to refuse to adhere to that ruling?
Because that's the ruling that we should ignore. Big time.