Texas County Pays Attys' Fees To Gay Couple Denied License
Law360, Los Angeles (August 17, 2015, 8:40 PM EDT) -- A Texas county has settled a federal suit alleging it violated the U.S. Constitution by denying a marriage license to a same-sex couple after the U.S. Supreme Court's Obergefell v. Hodges ruling, plaintiffs' attorneys said Monday.
O'Connell & Soifer LLP and Kaplan Law Firm PLLC, which are representing plaintiffs James Cato and Jody Stapleton, said in a Monday statement that their clients are believed to be the first same-sex couple to receive a financial settlement after they were refused a marriage license.
Hood County allegedly paid approximately $44,000 to settle the case, which the plaintiffs lodged in July after Hood County...
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