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Couples ask judge to strike Arkansas gay marriage ban

By The Associated Press

This article was published July 16, 2014 at 4:02 p.m.

Attorneys for two same-sex couples in Arkansas are asking a federal judge to issue an order striking down the state's gay marriage ban.

Attorneys for the couples filed a motion Wednesday for summary judgment, asking U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker to issue an order striking down the state constitutional amendment barring same-sex marriage and any related laws as unconstitutional.

The couples filed the lawsuit last year against the state over the ban.

A Pulaski County judge earlier this year struck down the state's gay marriage ban, and 541 couples received marriage licenses before the state Supreme Court stayed his ruling. Justices are considering the appeal in that case.

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Dontcallmenames says... July 16, 2014 at 4:38 p.m.

Did you realize that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that only about 3% of the U.S. are LGBT? Why are we changing the definition of words for this tiny, tiny population?

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djigoo says... July 16, 2014 at 4:44 p.m.

You really don't understand how America works, do you, DCMN?

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Popsmith says... July 16, 2014 at 5:20 p.m.

Advertising works. The media has been sucked into broadcasting this abomination.

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edo1962 says... July 16, 2014 at 5:32 p.m.

No! Keep Arkansas Straight

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Packman says... July 16, 2014 at 5:37 p.m.

Are these two same-sex couples homosexual or heterosexual? Why do same-sex couples have to be gay? I thought it was marriage equality, not marriage as defined by the GBLTQ Gaystapo.

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NoUserName says... July 16, 2014 at 5:54 p.m.

"Why do same-sex couples have to be gay?
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Why do you assume two heterosexual same sex individuals won't be able to marry if same sex marriage becomes legal?

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HM2 says... July 16, 2014 at 8:33 p.m.

Take America back!

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djigoo says... July 16, 2014 at 9:08 p.m.

I love watching, reading and hearing bigots' heads exploding over this issue.

Thanks to all the resident ArDemGaz Reich-wingers for the laughs.

Marriage equality is coming...yes, even to Arkansas...whether you like it or not.

Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

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ThinkFree says... July 16, 2014 at 10:14 p.m.

My wife and I and two other couples we know are filing suit too, to have the Pulaski County judge's verdict vacated. See both side can play this game.

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23cal says... July 17, 2014 at 6:13 a.m.

The dustbin of history awaits the aginners. Their weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth is a symphony to me, and I am metaphorically bathing in their tears. I do so enjoy their writhing as they lose their war against modernity.

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