Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Another legislative schmuck - this one in Texas - claiming that Obergefell does not apply

Yee HAW - Republican State Rep. Dan Flynn of Texas
Texas state representative Dan Flynn, R-Canton, claims that the state need not issue same-sex licenses or grant such spouses benefits because the Legislature has not appropriated any money for it. In a letter to Texas AG, Ken Paxton Flynn writes:
Without revision to Texas statute, are marriage licenses issued to same-sex individuals since June 26, 2015, valid? Absent further action by the Texas Legislature, do state agencies have authority to adopt policies and procedures to grant other benefits, specifically including employment benefit programs and adoption, arising under Texas law to same-sex couples? In the event that the Texas legislature does not amend current law, what action could the federal government take to implement same-sex marriage?
How did all of these obviously unbalanced people end up in state legislatures?

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