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Ark. officials asks federal court to keep same-sex marriage ban in place

| Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas officials are asking a federal judge to reject an effort to strike down the state's same-sex marriage ban, arguing the prohibition is constitutional and serves a legitimate state interest.

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Couples ask federal judge to strike down Ark. same-sex marriage ban

| Wednesday, July 16, 2014
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Attorneys for two same-sex couples in Arkansas are asking a federal judge to issue an order striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban. Attorneys for the couples filed a motion Wednesday for summary judgment, asking U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker to issue an order striking down the state constitutional amendment ...

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Ark. legislators OK statement urging court to uphold same-sex marriage ban

| Friday, June 20, 2014
Arkansas state capitol in Little Rock.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Arkansas Legislative Council has approved a resolution that urges the state Supreme Court to uphold a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages. The measure by Republican Sen. Jason Rapert of Conway passed easily on a voice vote, despite strenuous objections from some Democrats.

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Ark. gubernatorial candidate wants to allow lawmakers to override courts

| Monday, May 19, 2014
Curtis Coleman
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A candidate running for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in Arkansas says the Legislature should have veto power over state courts after a judge struck down a same-sex marriage ban.

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Ark. Supreme Court issues stay, puts same-sex marriage ruling on hold

| Friday, May 16, 2014
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas' whirlwind week of granting of marriage licenses to same-sex couples ended Friday when the state Supreme Court ordered a temporary stop just as a final pair completed their paperwork at a Little Rock courthouse.

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Ark. lawmaker’s resolution calling for reversal of gay marriage ruling fails

| Friday, May 16, 2014
Jason Rapert
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- An effort by Arkansas lawmakers to weigh in on the state's legal battle over its same-sex marriage ban faltered Friday after a group of Democratic legislators blocked a resolution urging the state Supreme Court to prevent gay couples from wedding.

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Conway County, Ark. to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

| Friday, May 16, 2014
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Conway County clerk says her office will begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples after a judge paved the way for clerks to start granting them.

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Marriage equality in Arkansas: What’s happened, what’s next?

| Friday, May 16, 2014
Kristin Seaton, center, of Jacksonville, Ark., holds up her marriage license as she leaves the Carroll County Courthouse in Eureka Springs, Ark., with her partner, Jennifer Rambo, left, of Fort Smith, Ark. Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Eureka Springs, Ark. Rambo and Seaton were the first same-sex couple to be granted a marriage license in Eureka Springs after a judge overturned Ammendment 83, which banned same-sex marriage in the state of Arkansas.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Same-sex marriages resumed in Arkansas on Thursday after Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza broadened a ruling to say that, in addition to declaring a same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, any state law that prohibits the distribution of marriage licenses to same-sex couples was off the books.

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Ark. Supreme Court speeds up timeline on same-sex marriage case

| Friday, May 16, 2014
Arkansas Supreme Court in Little Rock.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas' highest court has moved up its deadline for a group of same-sex couples to respond to a bid to halt a judge's ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban.

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Washington County, Ark., resumes issuing same-sex marriage licenses

| Friday, May 16, 2014
A Washington County, Ark., clerk issues the first same-sex marriage license in Fayetteville, Ark., on Monday, May 12, 2014.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Washington County clerk has resumed issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a day after a circuit judge in Pulaski County ruled that all state laws barring gay marriage are unconstitutional.

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