Arkansas ban on gay marriages struck down, couples rush to get married
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The first homosexual wedding in Arkansas’ largest county took place Monday morning as the state works to block a judge’s order that overturned the state’s ban on gay marriage.
Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza ruled on Friday that Arkansas’ voter-approved ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional.
Monday morning, the clerk in Pulaski County started issuing same-sex marriage licenses at 8 a.m.
Gay couples began lining up before sunrise in hopes of securing a license.
One couple in the county has already gotten married.
The wedding was the first for the county but not for the state.
Not all Arkansas counties are issuing same-sex marriage licenses.
Some have refused, saying the Arkansas Supreme Court must weigh in on the issue.