DA clarifies same-sex marriage applications for Ellis County Share:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Posted in Ellis County, Headline on June 27, 2015 by Publisher Photo courtesy Ellis County District Attorney. Ellis County District Attorney Patrick Wilson.ELLIS COUNTY — Another local Waxahachie newspaper published an article Friday with the headline "Ellis County Clerk's Office denies Waxahachie couple same-sex marriage license.""It is inaccurate to claim that Ellis County is denying marriage applications to same-sex couples, as I have seen stated on other pages," Ellis County District Attorney Patrick Wilson stated Saturday morning.Two men, Lendall Barker and Thomas Hutchins, attempted to obtain a marriage license in Ellis County following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling Friday that makes same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states."Ellis County, like the majority of counties in this state, is merely waiting for the state bureaucracy to catch up with the Supreme Court's ruling," Wilson said.Patrick explained the reason the couple could not obtain a license in Ellis County is because the marriage application form currently provided by the State of Texas does not include options for same-sex marriages."While I have no personal knowledge, my only explanation for how other counties so rapidly issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples is that the marriage application form issued by the State of Texas was modified by those clerks' offices. Altering state-issued forms to suit ones political or moral objectives is not something I recommend," Wilson said. You may also be interested in readingMotion filed to remove DA from constable caseEllis County DA files motion to end attorney’s religious postsNew charges filed against former Maypearl police chiefSheriff pleads guilty and resignsLt. Gov. Dan Patrick criticizes Dallas over LGBT decisionConstable releases statement of innocence after arrestCounty Judge may face another criminal complaintCommissioner Robinson advises elected official to ignore state lawCandidate for Constable uses photo of three-year-old without parents’ permissionChurch Pastor speaks out after DA accuses church and ECSO of favoritism following shooting ← SCAM ALERT: Residents targeted by fake arrest warrant phone callsMidlothian Independence Day festivities to begin July 3 → You must log in to post a comment.