Ethics Complaint Filed Against Texas AG Over Stance on Marriage Licenses

Ethics Complaint Filed Against Texas AG Over Stance on Marriage Licenses

The state's first openly gay legislator filed the complaint with the State Bar of Texas, saying Attorney General Ken Paxton is encouraging county clerks to defy the law by denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

WATCH: Rachel Maddow Smacks Down States Resisting Marriage Equality

WATCH: Maddow Smacks Down States Resisting Marriage

Rachel Maddow breaks down the state of equality for the leaders and county clerks in southern states still resisting the inevitable.

Texas Pastor Who Threatened to Set Himself Aflame Now 'Loves' Gays

Pastor Who Didn't Set Himself Aflame Now 'Loves' Gays

Don't get all misty for Pastor Rick Scarborough, who wrote an op-ed explaining that his 'love for homosexuals' is so he can 'offer God's redemption.'

Texas AG: Clerks Can Deny Marriage Licenses on Religious Grounds

Texas AG: Clerks Don't Have to Issue Marriage Licenses

Attorney General Ken Paxton, calling the Supreme Court's marriage equality decision 'lawless,' says county clerks and their staffs can opt out of licensing same-sex marriages.

WATCH: Ted Cruz Says Supreme Court 'Justices Violated Their Judicial Oath'
June 29 2015 1:05 PM ET

WATCH: Ted Cruz Says 'Justices Violated Their Judicial Oath'

Senator Ted Cruz says he believes the Supreme Court justices who voted in favor of same-sex marriage and national health care "rewrote the Constitution."

Texas Pastor Now Says He Didn't Mean He'd Really Set Himself Aflame
June 27 2015 4:23 PM ET

Antigay Texas Pastor Won't Set Himself Ablaze

He threatened to become a human torch if the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality. Now Pastor Rick Scarborough is clarifying his remarks.

Texas Attorney General insists clerks wait to issue marriage licenses

Showdown Over Marriage Licenses in Texas

Although clerks have indicated they would issue licenses within hours of a Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, the state's top lawman says they should wait.

Sadness Follows Murder of Man Motivated by Hate

Sadness Follows Murder of Man Motivated by Hate

A national group that works to combat violence is speaking out on this week's fatal beating of Ricky Griffin in Dallas.

WATCH: Is a Man's Body Meant to Be Penetrated? Asks Right-Wing Activist

WATCH: Is a Man's Body Meant to Be Penetrated? Asks Right-Wing Activist

The former Texas Republican Party chair took interviewer David Shuster aback with her remark.

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