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 law—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.