Indeed, Karen Wilkerson and Jolie Smith went to the Smith County vital statistics office for a marriage license, but the clerk gave them a «straight» form, with spaces for «male» and «female», not the neutral form because it supposedly had not yet been updated. Except that the clerks in Dallas and in Austin, for example, had already begun to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Then, given the unwillingness of the clerk, Karen and Jodie clearly requested that she follows the US law and provide them the proper form. Philipps refused, Karen and Jolie filed a complaint.
Be aware that some politicians and clerks have announced that they would not update their forms until someone officially directed them to do so.
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