By Eva Ruth Moravec
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Despite Texas' statewide ban on gay marriage, county officials in Austin have married a same-sex couple under a one-time court order issued for medical reasons.
Travis County spokeswoman Ginny Ballard said the marriage occurred Thursday, though it wasn't immediately clear if the license has legal standing.
The marriage followed a state district court order instructing that officials not rely on Texas' unconstitutional prohibitions on same-sex marriage.
Texas' statewide ban on gay marriage was declared unconstitutional in federal court last year, but the judge stayed the ruling to allow the state to appeal.