Jack Evans, left, and George Harris wait in line for their marriage license on Marriage Equality Day. (David Taffet/Dallas Voice) A Dallas County judge concerned with the Dobbs decision is holding a day-long marriage event in his court DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writertaffet@dallasvoice.com After reading the U.S Supreme Court’s recent Dobbs decision, which overturned Roe v.
Wade and which Justice Clarence Thomas used as a chance to propose overturning the court’s 2015 decision on marriage equality, Dallas County District Judge Martin Hoffman felt frustrated that, as a trial judge, he couldn’t do anything about it.
But he decided to he would do something, and that something was give people the opportunity to get married on Oct. 7. In overturning Roe v.
Wade, the Dobbs decision allows states to prohibit abortion even in cases of rape and incest and even in some cases where an abortion is necessary to save the life of the mother.