Texas Supreme Court reinstates ethics complaint against Attorney General

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Austin (AP) – Already indicted on felony securities fraud charges, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will face an ethics investigation for advising local officials they could refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses on religious grounds.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled gay marriage legal in June 2015. A month later, a complaint filed and co-signed by more than 200 attorneys said Paxton’s stance encouraged officials to violate the U.S. Constitution and break their oaths of office.

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Alabama bill could allow refusal of gay couples by adoption agencies

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Montgomery, Ala. (AP) – Alabama would allow adoption agencies – including those with state contracts – to refuse to place children with same-sex couples on religious grounds, under a bill introduced in the Alabama Legislature.

Republican Sen. Gerald Allen of Tuscaloosa introduced the bill last week specifying that groups could refuse to participate in adoptions and foster care placements that violate their religious beliefs. The bill would also prohibit the state from refusing to license, or contract with, the groups that refuse services to people on religious grounds.

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