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Texas counties not confirmed to be issuing licenses to same-sex couples (pink), as of June 20, 2017.

Texas: In Waco, the sole justice of the peace who conducts civil marriages refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.[181][182] Additionally, officials of one Texas county, Irion County, issue marriage licenses but will not confirm whether they will issue them to same-sex couples.[175]<

Texas: In Waco, the sole justice of the peace who conducts civil marriages refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.[181][182] Additionally, officials of one Texas county, Irion County, issue marriage licenses but will not confirm whether they will issue them to same-sex couples.[175]

Kentucky: Several Kentucky counties and county clerks initially refused to marry same-sex couples, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis among them. In response, Kentucky reformed its marriage license forms and removed the name of the county clerk from the licenses. As of June 2016, Chris Hartmann, director of the Kentucky-based Fairness Campaign, said to his knowledge "there are no counties where marriage licenses are being denied" in his state.[183]

U.S. Territories: Prior to Obergefell, Guam already issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples.[184] The governor of Puerto Rico announced on June 26, 2

Kentucky: Several Kentucky counties and county clerks initially refused to marry same-sex couples, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis among them. In response, Kentucky reformed its marriage license forms and removed the name of the county clerk from the licenses. As of June 2016, Chris Hartmann, director of the Kentucky-based Fairness Campaign, said to his knowledge "there are no counties where marriage licenses are being denied" in his state.[183]

U.S. Territories: Prior to Obergefell, Guam already issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples.[184] The governor of Puerto Rico announced on June 26, 2015, that, in compliance with Obergefell, same-sex marriage would begin in that territory within fifteen days.[185] Although same-sex couples began marrying in the territory on July 17,[186] the court battle would continue until April 11, 2016.[187][188] On June 29 and June 30 of 2015, the governors of the Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands (respectively) announced that their territories would comply with the ruling.[189][190] The status of same-sex marriage in American Samoa remains uncertain.[191][needs update?]

In Pavan v. Smith, the Supreme Court reaffirmed Obergefell and ruled that states may not treat married same-sex couples differently from married opposite-sex couples in issuing birth certificates. In Obergefell, birth certificates were listed among the "governmental rights, benefits, and responsibilities" that typically accompany marriage.[192][193][194] Quoting Obergefell, the Court reaffirmed that "the Constitution entitles same-sex couples to civil marriage 'on the same terms and conditions as opposite-sex couples.'"[195]

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