Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton acted quickly on Thursday to block two rulings which allowed one lesbian couple to marry.

Hours after Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant exchanged vows outside the Travis County Clerk's Office, Paxton asked the Texas Supreme Court to stay the two rulings which made the marriage possible.

A day after Travis County Probate Judge Guy Herman struck down Texas' ban on gay marriage as part of an estate fight, Goodfriend and Bryant, together more than 30 years, asked a separate judge to force Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir to issue them a marriage license and wave the customary 72-hour waiting period. The couple cited Goodfriend's diagnosis and treatment for ovarian cancer in arguing that the state's continued refusal to issue them a marriage license was causing them irreparable harm.

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Paxton said in a statement that the Texas Supreme Court had stayed the rulings and that the women's license was “void.”

“The Court's action upholds our state constitution and stays these rulings by activist judges in Travis County,” Paxton said. “The same-sex marriage license issued by the Travis County Clerk is void, just as any license issued in violation of state law would be. I will continue to defend the will of the people of Texas, who have defined marriage as between one man and one woman, against any judicial activism or overreach.”

DeBeauvoir, however, said that the couple's marriage was still legal: “The Texas Supreme Court order on the Motion for Temporary Relief has stayed further proceedings in the trial court, and is not directed at the County Clerk. I have every reason to believe that the actions I took this morning were legally correct based on the trial court's order, and that the license my office issued was then and is now valid.”