Texas Judge Says No to Same-Sex Weddings

DALLAS (CN) – A Republican judge in Dallas County is facing criticism for refusing to perform same-sex marriages, citing his religious freedom under a controversial advisory opinion from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

Describing himself as a “devout Catholic,” Justice of the Peace Bill Metzger said Wednesday that his “sincerely held religious belief” prevent him from being “forced to conduct anything but a traditional wedding” under Paxton’s nonbinding opinion.