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By court order Travis County Clerk issues marriage license to same sex couple

By court order Travis County Clerk issues marriage license to same sex couple



Pictured: The Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir standing with Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant, the newly married couple and their daughters.

For Immediate Release

AUSTIN — Travis County Clerk Dana Debeauvoir, was served with a State Court order from the 167th Judicial District Court, Travis County, Texas, signed by the Honorable Judge David Wahlberg this morning.

The TRO commands Ms. Debeauvoir to immediately “cease and desist relying on the unconstitutional Texas prohibitions against same-sex marriage as a basis for not issuing a marriage license specifically to Plaintiffs Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant,” a same sex couple residing in Austin, Texas one of whom has severe and immediate health concerns.

We are all waiting for a final decision on marriage equality. However, this couple may not get the chance to hear the outcome of this issue because one person’s health. Therefore, a Travis County District Judge has ordered the County Clerk to act now in issuing a license for this medically fragile couple. It is important to note that this order applies only to the medically fragile couple who brought the court action. Any additional licenses issued to same sex couples also must be court ordered.

The County Clerk will comply with the Judge’s order in full faith.

Court Petition and Order

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