New AG Ken Paxton is seeking a writ of mandamus because a Travis County (Austin area) clerk issued a marriage license to a gay couple yesterday thanks to a TRO declaring the state's marriage equality ban unconstitutional. Eff you, man! Below is the official statement from Paxton's office:

Attorney General Paxton Seeks Writ of Mandamus from Texas Supreme Court

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton continues to actively uphold Texas law in the face of unlawful actions taken by Travis County judges, today filing a petition for a writ of mandamus with the Texas Supreme Court:

"The rogue actions of Travis County judges do not withstand the scrutiny of law. The same-sex marriage license issued yesterday is not valid because it conflicts with the Texas Constitution and State lawβ€”the license is therefore void ab initio. The filing we made today with the Texas Supreme Court confirms these points."


I don't have time to write more at the moment, but this is bullshit.