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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.