Dueling Protests Over Hood County Same-Sex Marriage Issue

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HOOD COUNTY -- The Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage was cause for celebration for some and cause for outrage for others. On Thursday, both sides were present to protest in Hood County where there's been some flip-flopping since the Supreme Court decision came down.

At first Hood County clerk Katie Lang said that she would not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples based on her religious beliefs.

Then on Tuesday, Lang posted a statement on the County Clerk website saying even though she wouldn't issue licenses others on her staff would.

The only catch? The updated marriage license forms will take at least three weeks to arrive.

The issue has created quite the divide in downtown Granbury.

Maranda Spencer, one of the protesters on hand Thursday, voiced her displeasure at Lang’s initial decision.

“What she did initially that was 100% unacceptable," Spencer said. "The Supreme Court made a ruling and you need to respect it as a public servant. If you can't do your job then you need to be removed.”

"We should not have to accept a lifestyle that goes against every fiber in our body and be forced to not only recognize it but endorse it and encourage it and promote it like we have to agree with it. We don't agree with it," Louis Presley said.

Looks like it's going to be an interesting three weeks in Hood County.