Well, Ken Paxton and Kirk Cole, the head of the Department of Health, reconsidered. They allowed the spouse of a gay man to amend the death certificate to list him as the spouse. It took about a day for Mr. Paxton and Mr. Cole to reconsider and do as they were were compelled to do under the new law. See San Antonio Express News report.
AG Paxton and Mr. Cole are still ordered to appear at a hearing in front of Judge Garcia. But, now that they have issued the requested death certificate, one can expect the hearing to proceed relatively smoothly.