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  • 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.

  • Some gay marriage opponents balk, while couples rush to wed story has photos
    Updated: Jun-27-15 1:54 pm

    CINCINNATI - With the mayor of Dayton declaring "you are now husband and husband," the wait for Ohio to allow same-sex marriage ended for a gay couple in the city just as it is ending for couples across the last states with bans on such unions - even if the opposition isn't over.

  • 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.

  • More states comply with federal rules to stop prison rape 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 7:13 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - All but four states have either met or are working toward meeting federal guidelines intended to prevent prison rape, the U.S. Department of Justice says.

  • 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.

  • On 2016 ballot, McCrory seeks unity with NC Republicans 
    Updated: Jun-06-15 7:18 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - His 2016 re-election campaign soon to begin in earnest, Gov. Pat McCrory framed his address to the state GOP convention Saturday around the economic recovery and policies on which he says all North Carolina Republicans agree.

  • Janek out as Texas health chief; move follows agency scandal story has photos
    Updated: Jun-05-15 5:40 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Health and Human Services Commissioner Kyle Janek is on his way out, state officials announced Friday, shaking up Texas' biggest agency that plunged into turmoil over a $110 million no-bid contracting scandal that remains under criminal investigation.