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Gay marriage in Arkansas

Fee request rejected in gay-marriage suit

In a one-sentence order Friday, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza denied a request to award at least $351,808 in fees to the lawyers who prevailed in the lawsuit that challenged the legality of Arkansas' gay-marriage ban. The money would come from the state and county defendants. "Comes no...

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Clerk’s office shut ahead of protest

posted: 08/30/2015 5:28 a.m. Discuss

The Rowan County clerk at the center of a conflict over same-sex marriage and religious conscience closed her office Saturday ahead of a rally protesting her refusal to issue marriage licenses.

After appeal fails, clerk again denies gays a license

posted: 08/28/2015 5:22 a.m. Comments 4

A Kentucky clerk's office on Thursday again refused to issue a marriage license to a gay couple, in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling two months ago that legalized same-sex marriage across the country.

Lawyers seek $49,754 in fees

posted: 08/27/2015 4:25 a.m. Discuss

Attorneys who represented two same-sex couples who successfully challenged the constitutionality of Arkansas' same-sex marriage bans in federal court are seeking attorneys' fees of $49,754.

Gay or straight, couples cite nuptials ruling

posted: 08/26/2015 5:16 a.m. Comment 1

Emily Smith and Jillian Levine had chosen a venue, booked a band and written the first draft of the ceremony for their wedding when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that gay couples nationwide have a right to marry.

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