Rickhoff: No Pressure to Deny Licenses

Attorney General Ken Paxton is facing an ethics investigation for telling local clerks and judges they could refuse to issue same sex marriage licenses based on religious beliefs.

Bexar County Clerk Gerry Rickhoff remembers what Paxton said back when the Supreme Court made the marriages legal: “if anybody would find an issue with issuing a same sex marriage that he could assist you with an attorney.”

But Rickhoff said there hasn’t been any pressure on him.

“No, I feel no pressure, nor have I seen anything on this issue in a number of weeks,” Rickhoff told KTSA News.

He said he can read the laws, so he’s good.

“The Supreme Court has ruled on this issue, even though it may have some controversy across the country, we still abide by the will of the Supreme Court on that issue.”



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