The Republican attorney general of Texas Ken Paxton has said he will refuse to defend a state body beccau8se it rebuked an anti-LGBT judge. Paxton, an avowed opponent of LGBT+ rights in general and same-sex marriages in part, has refused to defend the state agency who took action against Dianne Hensley. The Justice of the Peace in McLennan County, received a formal warning from the Texas Commission on Judicial Misconduct in December after publicly vowing to wed only opposite sex couples as she believes that otherwise it would be offensive for God. Paxton has now confirmed he will refuse to defend the body on behalf of the state, effectively siding with Hensley in the case. However, LGBT+ activists have accused the Republican of “refusing to do his job” and effectively abandoning his oath to represent the state because of his personal views.