A lesbian couple got married in Austin Feb. 19 after a Travis County clerk issued a license for the state’s first legal same-sex wedding.
Attorney General Ken Paxton appealed to the Texas Supreme Court shortly afterward declaring the marriage license issued by the clerk “void.”
The court later responded and issued a stay preventing other same-sex couples from obtaining marriage licenses. The court’s stay does not affect the Austin union although same-sex marriage was voted unconstitutional in 2005.
Austin couple Suzanne Bryant and Sarah Goodfriend filed for a marriage license with Travis County two days after an unrelated estate case in which a local probate judge ruled Texas’ same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.