So, this is what has happened, as a quick summary. A county clerk in a county to the south, "reviewed the states constitution" and decided that it does not say anything about not being able to issue marriage certificates to gay couple. So he started issuing them. Then another county clerk did the same.... then another county clerk was Court ordered to issue them... and slowly but surely county clerks are following suit, saying they have also reviewed the states constitution and decided the same as the first clerk.
Now.... the Governor says this is a legislative issue (many others agree) and the clerks are doing this in error.
What do you think gives a county clerk the knowledge or expertise to "review the states constitution" and make such a grave decision.
There are talks of many things regading this... ready for opinions.Answer Question
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 11:20 AM on Aug. 28, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 11:21 AM on Aug. 28, 2013
Answer by Dardenella at 11:23 AM on Aug. 28, 2013
This is not within their authority to just decide to change it.
Doesn't seem as if they are changing anything. There was an unspoken unwritten policy against issuance to certain people. They are no longer following the unspoken policy.
And a judge has ruled in their favor
Answer by feralxat at 12:01 PM on Aug. 28, 2013
Answer by wendythewriter at 12:42 PM on Aug. 28, 2013
Answer by NotPanicking at 12:53 PM on Aug. 28, 2013