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Duggar mom records robocall against Ark. non-discrimination ordinance

| Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Michelle Duggar
Michelle Duggar, matriarch of the Duggar clan in TLC's reality series "19 Kids and Counting," recorded a robocall that is urging Fayetteville, Ark., residents to oppose an LGBT-inclusive anti-discrimination ordinance. The call was placed to area residents Monday urging them to speak out against the ordinance, which is scheduled to be voted on Tuesday evening by city council members...

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Couples ask Ark. Supreme Court to deny stay in same-sex marriage case

| Monday, August 18, 2014
Arkansas Supreme Court building in Little Rock.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Lawyers representing couples who are challenging Arkansas' gay-marriage ban are asking the state Supreme Court to deny the state's request to delay proceedings until the U.S. Supreme Court takes up a similar same-sex marriage case. A judge in Pulaski County threw out the state's ban on gay marriage in May, and more than 500 same-sex couples ...

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Same-sex couples oppose delaying Arkansas marriage lawsuits

| Thursday, August 14, 2014
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Lawyers for gay couples challenging Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriages said Wednesday they won't agree to delay a pair of lawsuits while the U.S. Supreme Court considers taking up the matter. The couples sued Arkansas in state and federal courts last year, claiming that a constitutional amendment passed overwhelmingly by Arkansas...

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Ark. AG: Justices do not need to recuse themselves in same-sex marriage case

| Thursday, August 7, 2014
Dustin McDaniel
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas officials say a resolution passed by the Legislature and suggestions to allow recall of judges aren't enough of a reason for Arkansas Supreme Court justices to recuse themselves from the case challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban.

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Ark. officials ask courts to suspend same-sex marriage cases

| Wednesday, August 6, 2014
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas officials asked a federal judge and the state Supreme Court Wednesday to suspend lawsuits challenging the state's gay marriage ban while a similar case is pending before the nation's highest court. The attorney general's office filed a motion asking U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker to stay the proceedings in the lawsuit filed ...

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Couples ask Ark. justices seeking re-election to recuse in marriage case

| Monday, August 4, 2014
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Same-sex couples challenging Arkansas' same-sex marriage ban are asking any state Supreme Court justices who plan on seeking re-election to recuse from the case, arguing a legislative resolution supporting the prohibition could sway their opinion. The couples on Monday filed a motion ...

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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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