Ted Cruz, Ken Paxton Court New Fight on Gay Marriage Over Texas Licenses

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-MN) ride an elevator together following their party policy luncheons at the U.S. Capitol June 23, 2015 in Washington, DC.

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Texas officials are encouraging county clerks to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples on religious grounds, a move some lawyers say is driven by either politics or wishful thinking.

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