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Stories with person: Ken Paxton
  • Texas AG fills several top jobs without public postings 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 3:12 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's office hired several people from his campaign and elsewhere before they submitted applications or the jobs were posted publicly, as required by state law.

  • 5th Circuit tells courts to issue same-sex marriage rulings 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 10:43 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - A federal appeals court Wednesday instructed judges in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas to wrap up gay marriage cases in their states in line with last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

  • 5th Circuit tells courts to issue same-sex marriage rulings 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 9:02 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - A federal appeals court Wednesday instructed judges in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas to wrap up gay marriage cases in their states in line with last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

  • Benefits offered for same-sex spouses of Texas state workers 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 4:00 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - The Employees Retirement System of Texas said it's now allowing state workers to enroll their same-sex spouses for benefits following last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision, which paved the way for gay marriage nationwide.

  • Texas AG: State workers can deny licenses to gay couples story has photos
    Updated: Jun-28-15 8:56 pm

    LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas' conservative Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton called the Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a "lawless ruling" and said state workers can cite their religious objections in denying marriage licenses.

  • Q&A: Where Texas stands after same-sex marriage legalized 
    Updated: Jun-27-15 3:04 am

    AUSTIN, Texas - How same-sex marriage is reverberating across Texas after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that gays and lesbians have the right to wed:

  • Gay couples wed on historic day as conservatives resist story has photos
    Updated: Jun-26-15 8:19 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Benjamin Moore and Tadd Roberts wore matching tuxedos to the county clerk's office in Louisville to get married Friday, and the mayor greeted them with a bottle of champagne.

  • The Latest: Elderly couple are 1st to gays to wed in Dallas story has photos
    Updated: Jun-26-15 1:24 pm

    DALLAS - The latest reaction in Texas to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage (all times local):

  • Key ways the high court health care ruling affects Texas 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 1:27 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld government subsidies that help more than 6.4 million Americans in Texas and 33 other states purchase health insurance policies through federal exchanges created under the Obama administration's signature health care law. Here's a look at what the decision means in a state where top Republican leaders were loudly hoping it would go the other way.

  • Court upholds key parts of Texas' strict anti-abortion law 
    Updated: Jun-09-15 7:35 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld Texas' strict abortion restrictions that could soon leave only seven abortion clinics open in a state of 27 million people.