State Bar declines to sanction Paxton over same-sex marriage opinion

Posted by Patrick Driscoll on

The State Bar of Texas will not discipline Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for issuing a written opinion that says county clerks do not have to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

The Texas Tribune reports the State Bar says the action is not a sign of "professional misconduct."
 
A complaint had been filed against Paxton by more than 200 attorneys who claimed he violated his oath of office by telling public officials they could ignore a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing the marriages.

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