Texas Judge Sues After Being Sanctioned Over Same-Sex Marriage Refusal

A Texas judge filed suit this week after being sanctioned in connection with her refusal to officiate a same-sex marriage last month.

A Waco judge who received a public warning last month for refusing to officiate same-sex marriages filed a lawsuit against the state agency that issued the warning, claiming the governmental body violated state law by punishing her for actions taken in accordance with her faith.

The First Liberty Institute, a high-profile Plano-based religious liberty law firm closely aligned with the Texas Attorney General’s Office, will represent the judge, Dianne Hensley, in the lawsuit filed Tuesday in McLennan County District Court.

Continue reading the full article at The Texas Tribune.

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