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Arkansas clerk ready to resume issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Danny Johnston, AP
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FILE - In this May12, 2014, file photo,
Couples line up to file paperwork for marriage licenses at the Pulaski County Courthouse in Little Rock, Ark., on May 12, 2014, after the state's largest county began issuing marriage licenses for same-sex couples.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A top official in Arkansas' most populous county said Wednesday that his office is prepared to issue licenses if same-sex marriage returns to the Bible Belt. Pulaski County Clerk Larry Crane's statements came a day after a federal judge tossed the state's gay marriage ban, saying [...]

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First same-sex marriage licenses issued in Little Rock, three other counties

Monday, May 12, 2014
Same-sex marriage supporter Shon DeAmon holds a flag as his partner James Porter, right, watches at the Pulaski County Courthouse in Little Rock, Ark., Monday, May12, 2014. Monday was the first day marriage licenses were granted to same-sex couples in the county.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Dozens of same-sex couples, some of whom waited in line overnight, received licenses to marry from county clerks Monday, while lawyers for the state of Arkansas asked its highest court to suspend an order gutting a constitutional amendment that bans same-sex marriage. [...]

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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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Hearing set in challenge to Ark. same-sex marriage ban

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Advocates of ending Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage are to make their case Thursday before a circuit judge in Pulaski County. [...]

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Judge rejects motion to dismiss challenge to Ark. same-sex marriage ban

Friday, December 20, 2013
Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A lawsuit challenging Arkansas' ban on gay marriage is moving closer to a trial. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza on Thursday rejected a motion by government lawyers to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to topple the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. [...]

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