Where Are Same-Sex Marriages Being Blocked in the U.S.?

Steve Bott

Steve Bott

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down denials of same-sex marriage in each of the 50 states on Friday, in a decision held onto as a noteworthy time in history for LGBT rights.

In any case, now the decision must be issued — and numerous areas in Southern states where marriages of same-sex couples had been either banned or outlawed are not hurrying to change their policies in the wake of the decision.

Here’s a glance at how a few states have reacted:


Gov. Bobby Jindal, a outspoken opponent of same-sex marriage, has power over marriage licenses in the city of New Orleans and has said that the city can’t issue licenses to same-sex couples until the local federal court has ordered them to. Execution of the court decision has additionally been held up in different parts of the state: Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell advised the state’s 63 different parishes to hold off for 25 days before beginning to issue licenses, according to Times-Picayune. .

Alexandra Bellink

Alexandra Bellink


Disarray rules in the Lone Star State, where Attorney General Ken Paxton told clerk’s offices before the decision not to issue any licenses on the off chance that it was upheld, until he sent word to do as such. However, the decision came and Paxton has issued the word to issues licenses, as indicated by the Houston Chronicle. Still, some more liberal clerks have started issuing same-sex marriage licenses on their own.


State Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, a famous adversary of same-sex marriage who administers the state’s probate courts, has not yet halted any nearby judges from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Yet, probate judges there have reacted in an assortment of ways, including some who have quit issuing marriage licenses for both straight and gay couples, according to AL.com.


The state clerks are waiting for the local federal court to request them to start issuing same-sex marriage licenses, per an announcement from state Attorney General Jim Hood. Another authority, Mississippi Judiciary Chairman Andy Gipson, recommended that the state should consider not issuing marriage licenses altogether as a result of the ruling, according to the Clarion-Ledger

2 Replies to “Where Are Same-Sex Marriages Being Blocked in the U.S.?”

  1. Jane Funbe says:

    These clerks should follow the law. I understand they may not believe in gay marriage but they have a job to do and they should do it or be fired.

  2. Tammy Faye says:

    I do not understand why the clerks do not just do there job!

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