A county clerk in East Texas has resigned to avoid having to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, the AP reports:
Rusk County Clerk Joyce Lewis-Kugle (pictured) submitted her resignation letter Thursday. County Judge Joel Hale, Rusk County’s top administrator, said Lewis-Kugle wrote that she could not in good conscience issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
County commissioners are scheduled to vote on her resignation Monday. Hale said he expected it would be accepted.
Earlier this week, we reported that a Texas clerk in Irion County had teamed with the anti-LGBT Liberty Counsel and pledged to turn away same-sex couples seeking marriage licenses.