Hood County Clerk Katie Lang now says her office will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples after all. She won’t issue them personally, but her staff, she says, will comply with the law.
In a statement on her website she said, quote, "The religious doctrines to which I adhere compel me to personally refrain from issuing same-sex marriage licenses. Nonetheless, in addition to the county clerk offices in the several surrounding counties, as soon as the appropriate forms have been printed and supplied to my office, the County Clerk’s Office of Hood County will have staff available and ready to issue same-sex marriage licenses."
She also said some have misreported and misconstrued her prior statements about the issue.