LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas attorney general's office says it doesn't object to the state's highest court moving quickly on a lawsuit challenging a gay marriage ban.
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's office on Tuesday told the Arkansas Supreme Court it doesn't object to a request by a group of same-sex couples challenging the ban to expedite the case before the high court. The state is appealing a Pulaski County judge's ruling in May striking down a 2004 constitutional amendment and earlier state law defining marriage as between a man and a woman.
Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza's decision led to hundreds of gay couples being wed before the state Supreme Court suspended his ruling.