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Judge Orders Texas To Recognize Gay Marriages On Death Certificates

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The state announced last week that they had amended the death certificate of Hoskin's spouse to reflect the marriage after U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ordered Texas officials to do so. And in a Monday conference call, Paxton said that officials would change state policies regarding death and birth certificates by the end of this week, according to the Texas Tribune.

Paxton's contempt of court hearing was originally scheduled for Wednesday, but Garcia postponed the hearing until Sept. 10 while the state revises its policies regarding same-sex marriage.