Hopkins County will be issuing same-sex marriage licenses beginning Monday. County Clerk Debbie Shirley is only awaiting the loading of software by the application vendor. Some wording changes have been made to the application. Shirley said she could not know how much time the programmer will need. She said the decision to issue the licenses is based upon an Attorney General written opinion that the county clerks shall issue the license.
Shirley stated she has received several requests on Friday and one request Monday. Those requesting license Friday had stated they would go to Dallas to apply for a license based on the wait for new applications. Shirley said that she and her staff would follow the mandates of the State of Texas.