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Rep. David Simpson: It’s time to divorce marriage from government

Rep. David Simpson: It’s time to divorce marriage from government
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LONGVIEW TX – In light of the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage, Texas State Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview) is urging Gov. Abbott to call a special legislative session to get government out of marriage. Following is the text of his editorial now being published statewide: “It has been said that licensing is the process […]

Are Justices of the Peace required to perform same-sex marriages in Texas?

Are Justices of the Peace required to perform same-sex marriages in Texas?

ROCKWALL – Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex couples can be married, one question many are asking is whether justices of the peace are required to perform same-sex marriages in Texas? According to the Texas Justice Court Training Center, which trains elected justices of the peace and judges, they are not […]

Supreme Court Puts Texas Abortion Law on Hold

Supreme Court Puts Texas Abortion Law on Hold

(Reprinted with permission from The Texas Tribune) WASHINGTON D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with Texas abortion providers and temporarily put on hold a ruling that would have closed about half of the state‚Äôs abortion facilities. There were 19 abortion providers performing the procedure in Texas as of earlier this month. Abortion […]

No Rockwall County Justice of the Peace currently performing same sex marriages

No Rockwall County Justice of the Peace currently performing same sex marriages

ROCKWALL – None of the four elected Rockwall County Justices of the Peace are currently performing same-sex marriages. Calls were made earlier today to each asking why not. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Friday that same-sex marriages are permissible under the U.S. Constitution, but judges can choose not to perform them for personal religious reasons. […]

Rockwall County now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Rockwall County now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

ROCKWALL – Rockwall County is now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, effective this morning. Rockwall County Clerk Shelli Miller posted a notice on the County Clerk’s office doors this morning explaining that the computer updates have been made and licenses can now be obtained between 8 am – 4 pm weekdays. She said despite […]

First same-sex couple comes to courthouse for marriage license at 1 pm

First same-sex couple comes to courthouse for marriage license at 1 pm

ROCKWALL – The first same-sex couple to apply for a marriage license in Rockwall County arrived about 1 pm today but the two women from Royse City were unable to apply. According to County Clerk Shelli Miller, she does intend to follow the new law and will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but not […]

No same-sex couples at courthouse this morning to apply for marriage licenses

No same-sex couples at courthouse this morning to apply for marriage licenses

ROCKWALL – No same-sex couples applied for marriage licenses at the Rockwall County Clerk’s office this morning – at least before 11 am – according to clerks who work there. Same-sex couples could not have applied for marriage licenses anyway because the clerks said they would have to first speak with County Clerk Shelli Miller, […]

State Rep. Scott Turner says he will not run for re-election

State Rep. Scott Turner says he will not run for re-election

FRISCO – Rockwall and Collin County Republican State Rep. Scott Turner announced today that he will not seek a second term in the Texas House of Representatives. The conservative businessman, public speaker, part-time Baptist minister and former NFL player was elected to the newly-created House District 33 in 2012. He waged an unsuccessful campaign to […]

Backyard Chickens petition drive started to change city code at June 15 Council meeting

Backyard Chickens petition drive started to change city code at June 15 Council meeting

ROCKWALL – A petition drive to convince the City to change the city code and allow residents to have “backyard chickens” is underway by a group of homeowners in the Turtle Cove subdivision. They say they are hoping many more residents will sign it and come to the June 15 City Council meeting at 6 […]

Texas abortion law upheld, co-authored by former Dist. 2 State Sen. Bob Deuell

Texas abortion law upheld, co-authored by former Dist. 2 State Sen. Bob Deuell

NEW ORLEANS – A three judge panel of the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously Tuesday to uphold the provisions of House Bill 2, the Texas pro-life law passed in 2013 that will require 12 of 19 active abortion facilities in the state to upgrade their safety standards or close. Former District 2 […]

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