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Arkansas AG To Appeal Marriage Ruling To State Supreme Court


The AP reports on the state's plan:

The state's top lawyer has told the judge who overturned Arkansas' 2004 constitutional amendment banning gay marriage that he will appeal the ruling to the state Supreme Court.

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel gave the notice late Saturday night, but not before 15 licenses were issued for same-sex couples in northwest Arkansas' Carroll County, heralding the arrival of gay marriage in the Bible Belt.

Attorney, Cheryl Maples, the lead attorney who filed the lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay marriage was at the courthouse in Carroll County when those couples were married yesterday. She said: "They shouldn't be denied the right. Under Arkansas law they say that marriage is a civil contract. Not holy matrimony, a civil contract."

AFTER THE JUMP, watch a THV11 Little Rock news segment which features interviews with several of the newly married couples and the officials who issued the marriage licenses.

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  1. Gratifyingly, (as of noon EDT on Sunday, May 11) has yet to be updated to gripe about the arrival of marriage equality in Arkansas. Tremendous exertion for Brian Brown and the other overweight troglodytes at NOM to get online and belch their screed.

    Posted by: JCTSF | May 11, 2014 11:53:24 AM

  2. Good luck to those getting married. It's just a matter of time where we are equal in all 50 states.

    Posted by: Chadd | May 11, 2014 12:14:10 PM

  3. The kid looks happy about it. One wonders which of those women has the worst temper?

    Posted by: GB | May 11, 2014 12:53:08 PM

  4. Maybe arkansans will like the fact that two hot lesbians got married...

    Posted by: woody | May 11, 2014 2:19:32 PM

  5. Congrats to all the newlyweds!

    Posted by: Guillermo Luna | May 11, 2014 2:25:31 PM

  6. I really don't think they're doing themselves any favors by flaunting their sexuality like that. You can clearly see the more masculine with her arm around the other one. People in Arkansas aren't ready for that. I'm happy enough for them, but I think they really made a mistake with such brazen behavior.

    Posted by: Rick | May 11, 2014 4:47:54 PM

  7. Oh Rick, crawl back under your bridge.

    Posted by: Liam | May 12, 2014 11:12:41 AM

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