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Lawyers: Don't suspend gay-marriage ruling

By The Associated Press

This article was published May 13, 2014 at 12:09 p.m.


Attorney Jack Wagoner is interviewed after a hearing in the Pulaski County Court House in Little Rock, Ark., Thursday, April 17, 2014. Wagoner represented advocates of ending Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

Attorneys for a group of same-sex couples are asking Arkansas' highest court to reject efforts to suspend a judge's ruling striking down the state's gay-marriage ban.

Attorneys for the couples asked the state Supreme Court on Tuesday to deny motions to stay Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza's decision striking down the 2004 constitutional amendment and 1997 law banning same-sex marriage. The attorney general and four counties named in the suit have asked justices to suspend Piazza's ruling.

About 300 same-sex couples have received marriage licenses since Piazza's ruling, though two of the four counties that had been issuing the licenses said Tuesday they would stop.

The attorneys argue the state hasn't shown irreparable harm will result if Piazza's order stands.


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tenpoint says... May 13, 2014 at 3:34 p.m.

the same sex thing is an abomtion to GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Dontcallmenames says... May 13, 2014 at 4:44 p.m.

I posted this previously but this is the harm:
By legalizing same-sex “marriage,” the State becomes its official and active promoter. The State calls on public officials to officiate at the new civil ceremony, orders public schools to teach its acceptability to children, and punishes any state employee who expresses disapproval.

In the private sphere, objecting parents will see their children exposed more than ever to this new “morality,” businesses offering wedding services will be forced to provide them for same-sex unions, and rental property owners will have to agree to accept same-sex couples as tenants.

In every situation where marriage affects society, the State will expect all people of good will to betray their consciences by condoning, through silence or act, an attack on the natural order and morality.

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dumblikeme says... May 13, 2014 at 5:17 p.m.

I'm with you DCMN! The same thing happened after they abolished slavery. We had to start treating blacks as equals and all that! I'm pretty sure God was against that too at the time, tenpoint, and He was against blacks marrying whites, but he eventually came around on both of those I'm told.

On another note, I've got this house for rent, and a divorcee, a convicted felon, a prostitute, a gay person, and a heterosexual couple who sometimes practices sodomy have all applied. Biblically speaking, which of these would God hate the least? That's who I want to rent to. Thanks in advance for your help! :)

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russell17 says... May 13, 2014 at 10:46 p.m.

Attorney Wagoner needs to read the bible, and not his law books

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JakeTidmore says... May 14, 2014 at 12:46 a.m.

Read the US Constitution. It's what this nation's laws and freedoms are based on. We shouldn't be a theocracy nor like the Taliban and enforce a Baptist version of Sharia Law.

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