Gay rights supporters criticized Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who called the Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a "lawless ruling," saying state workers can deny marriage licenses.
Our news partners at KYTX CBS 19 have compiled a list of how East Texas county clerks are reacting to the ruling and Paxton’s statement. The clerks currently accepting same-sex marriage applications are in Angelina, Franklin, Gregg, Houston, Nacogdoches, San Augustine, Smith, Trinity, Upshur and Wood counties.
Counties where clerks are currently not accepting same-sex applications include Cherokee, Panola, Rains, Rusk and Sabine. Henderson, Hopkins and Titus counties expect to begin accepting applications later today or tomorrow. Anderson, Harrison and Van Zandt county clerks had not yet responded when this report was recorded.