A U.S. district judge ordered the state to pay the legal fees after county clerk Kim Davis refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2015.
During a Texas Senate Affairs Committee Hearing Friday, hundreds of Texans spoke at the statehouse against two anti-transgender bills being weighed.
The bill proposed by the populist ruling party only needs the signature of President Andrzej Duda to become binding.
The Russian president did not rule out seeking re-election in 2018 saying: "Do I need to continue my work in this capacity — I haven't decided yet."
Israeli police have banned men under the age of 50 from entering one of Jerusalem's holiest sites as security is stepped up across the city.