Subscribe Register Login

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 11:20 a.m.
Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal

Gay couples oppose delaying Arkansas lawsuit

By The Associated Press

This article was published August 13, 2014 at 4:51 p.m.

LITTLE ROCK — Lawyers for gay couples challenging Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriages say they don't want a delay in the case while U.S. Supreme Court considers taking up the matter.

Arkansas officials last week asked a federal judge and the state Supreme Court to suspend in-state challenges while a similar case is being taken to the nation's highest court.

Utah had its gay-marriage ban overturned at the local and appellate court levels and has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case.

The lawyers for Arkansas couples said Wednesday they oppose a delay. They say the Utah case is different than Arkansas' and that suspending the case would delay justice for their clients. They also said the U.S. Supreme Court hasn't said whether it will take up the Utah case.

Comments on: Gay couples oppose delaying Arkansas lawsuit

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2 total comments

Redlab says... August 13, 2014 at 9:17 p.m.

I guess all these states banning gay marriage have a lot of money to waste. When everything finally gets to the Supreme Court gay marriage will be legalized in the states that ban it anyway. Just let it be and quit wasting taxpayers money!!!

( | suggest removal )

Dontsufferfools says... August 13, 2014 at 9:45 p.m.

Redlab, There's a whole election season left in which to stir up the left and right on the issue. After which, the justices will accept a case, probably vote 5-4 next summer upholding same-sex marriage, and the issue will fade away like women voting and segregated schools. 50 years from now, on the ruling's anniversary, people will be saying at Starbucks, "did some people really believe that homosexuality was a lifestyle choice?"

( | suggest removal )

  • page
  • 1
Click here to make a comment

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

TOP JOBS

  • Ar billing processor

    Full time opening in SWLR. Professional image with attentio...
    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas

  • Rn's (7pm-7am)

    Butterfield Trail Village is now accepting applications for:...
    FAYETTEVILLE, AR

  • Car wash tech

    Mint Auto Restoration and Detailing Come join the #1 Auto Re...
    ROGERS, AR

  • Receptionist

    vantage point of northwest arkansas Is seeking qualified app...
    SPRINGDALE, AR

  • Sr engineer

    Senior Engineer: Develop advanced cooling design strategy; i...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 884 jobs >

Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal
Arkansas Online