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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. judge strikes down all state laws banning same-sex marriage

| Thursday, May 15, 2014
Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A judge cleared the way on Thursday for gay marriages to resume in Arkansas, striking down all state laws that prevent same-sex couples from marrying.

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Mike Huckabee: Impeach judge who struck down same-sex marriage ban

| Monday, May 12, 2014
Mike Huckabee
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says lawmakers in his home state should impeach a judge who struck down the state's gay marriage ban, saying the judge ignored the will of voters.

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Ark. lawmaker calls for impeachment of judge who struck down gay marriage ban

| Sunday, May 11, 2014
Jason Rapert
CONWAY, Ark. -- An Arkansas state lawmaker is calling for the impeachment of a Pulaski County judge who struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

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Clerk in Faulkner County, Ark., says no marriage licenses for same-sex couples

| Sunday, May 11, 2014
Melinda-Reynolds
CONWAY, Ark. -- The court clerk for one Arkansas county says she will not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples when the court opens Monday.

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Arkansas AG files notice of appeal in same-sex marriage case

| Saturday, May 10, 2014
Dustin McDaniel
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has told a judge he's appealing a ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban.

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Arkansas clerk issues first same-sex marriage license

| Saturday, May 10, 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 Amendment 83, which banned same-sex marriage in the state of Arkansas.
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. -- Same-sex marriage arrived in the Bible Belt on Saturday, beginning with two women who had traveled overnight to ensure they'd be first in line.

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Arkansas AG seeks stay of same-sex marriage ruling

| Friday, May 9, 2014
Attorney GenDustin McDaniel (D-Ark.)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is asking a judge to suspend his ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban while it's appealed.

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Arkansas judge strikes down same-sex marriage ban

| Friday, May 9, 2014
Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- An Arkansas judge on Friday struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, opening the door for gay couples to wed.

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Ark. judge taking another week before issuing same-sex marriage ruling

| Thursday, May 1, 2014
Judge Chris Piazza
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- An Arkansas judge is taking another week before issuing a ruling in a lawsuit challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban.

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