Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is already challenging the Supreme Court on their ruling which struck down the ban on same-sex marriage.
In a statement, Paxton said that "no court, no law, no rule, and no words will change the simple truth that marriage is the union of one man and one woman."
Paxton went so far as to direct County Clerks on Thursday to wait on his instructions following the ruling, hinting at the possibility that he may choose to defy the Supreme Court.
He referred to Justice Anthony Kennedy's opinion as "flawed" and lamented that the ruling stepped on his and other Americans' religious freedom, which he stated is protected by the first amendment. He said in his statement:
"The truth is that the debate over the issue of marriage has increasingly devolved into personal and economic aggression against people of faith who have sought to live their lives consistent with their sincerely-held religious beliefs about marriage. In numerous incidents trumpeted and celebrated by a sympathetic media, progressives advocating the anti-traditional marriage agenda have used this issue to publicly mock, deride, and intimidate devout individuals for daring to believe differently than they do."
He further states that “It is not acceptable that people of faith be exposed to such abuse," adding that “Displays of hate and intolerance against people of faith should be denounced by all people of good will and spark concern among anyone who believes in religious liberty and freedom for all."
So what do you think? Is gay marriage a display of hate and intolerance against people of faith? How does an occasion for celebration of the union of two people abuse people of faith, exactly?