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Hearing begins in case over state's gay-marriage ban

By The Associated Press

This article was published December 12, 2013 at 2:17 p.m.

LITTLE ROCK — A Pulaski County judge has opened a hearing in a lawsuit challenging Arkansas' constitutional ban on gay marriage.

State voters in 2004 approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. A number of same-sex couples filed suit this year asking that the amendment be set aside.

The lawsuit names officials from around the state, including county clerks and the state of Arkansas. The government wants the case dismissed, while those who sued are seeking an injunction to stop enforcement of the amendment.

The lawsuit was filed in July, less than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court issued two rulings supporting same-sex couples.

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Popsmith says... December 12, 2013 at 4:40 p.m.

Everyone knows that there is something categorically wrong with homosexuality. Glorifying it with "marriage" is just piling honor on garbage.

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Dontcallmenames says... December 12, 2013 at 7:01 p.m.

The voters decided the issue. Decisions like this should not be left up to one person. Judges should not be allowed to overturn the vote of the people!

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SurferDuuuude says... December 12, 2013 at 7:35 p.m.

Wait a minute, time out...... Didn't libs say Obamacare was "settled law" and conservatives had no business attempting to repeal it? OMG, is this lawsuit just another example of liberal hypocrisy? OMG!
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Bless their hearts, libs just will not tolerate intolerance. Morons.

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aimee says... December 12, 2013 at 9:44 p.m.

Federal law overrules contrary state laws.. Go find another country to live in.. This country protects people over phobias..!!!

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... December 12, 2013 at 10:24 p.m.

you're still loss aimee.

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djigoo says... December 12, 2013 at 11:38 p.m.

Marriage equality is coming to America, in spite of the bigots. Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

Future generations shall look upon opponents of this expansion of liberty in the same way we now look upon the ugly, angry faces of hate from Little Rock, 1957.

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djigoo says... December 12, 2013 at 11:39 p.m.

"you're still loss aimee."

Alex, I'll try "Undiagrammable Sentences" for $600, please.

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aimee says... December 13, 2013 at 1:17 a.m.

Future generations require eggs, sperm, and wombs.. Whose doesn't matter..!!!

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SurferDuuuude says... December 13, 2013 at 8:57 a.m.

Hey goo goo - "Marriage equality is coming to America, in spite of the bigots." Does this marriage equality include marriage between multiple partners, siblings, and any other variation of willing adults, or are you just an ugly, angry faced bigot, djigoo?
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Libs just won't tolerate intolerance. Morons.

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Vickie55 says... December 13, 2013 at 2:29 p.m.

Libs just won't tolerate intolerance? Why should anyone have to tolerate intolerance?

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