It's unclear whether courts would require a justice of the peace to officiate over a same-sex wedding, even though clerks are required to issue licenses to gay couples, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Wednesday.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas officials asked a federal judge Wednesday to keep the state's marriage ban in place, arguing the prohibition is constitutional and serves a legitimate purpose.
(CNN) -- Arkansas became the latest state to have its ban on same-sex marriage overturned, after a state judge Friday declared the voter-approved measure to be unconstitutional.
The court clerk for at least one Arkansas county says she will not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples when the court opens Monday.
Gay couples flocked to courthouses Monday to receive their long-sought-after marriage licenses. Their happiness was short lived though.
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.
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas' highest court and a federal judge will hear arguments this week over the state's ban on same-sex marriage, a decade after voters approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says he still believes marriage is between a man and a woman, saying his position hasn't changed after Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced his support for gay marriage.
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — An Arkansas judge is taking another week before issuing a ruling in a lawsuit challenging the state's gay marriage ban.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Pulaski County judge says lawyers who challenged Arkansas' gay marriage ban must wait until the state Supreme Court decides the case before they can ask that the government pay their fees.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas officials asked a federal judge and the state Supreme Court Wednesday to suspend lawsuits challenging the state's gay marriage ban while a similar case is pending before the nation's highest court.
A federal appeals court says it has received payment from the Arkansas attorney general's office one day after it threatened to dismiss the state's attempt to restore a gay marriage ban because of an outstanding $505 docketing fee.
Arkansas' attorney general says he will appeal a federal judge's ruling that found voters were wrong to ban gay marriage during a referendum 10 years ago.
Arkansas and Mississippi became the latest two states Tuesday to have their gay marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states can considers appeals.
In the past few weeks Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has submitted a flurry of briefs in order to stop same-sex marriages from starting in the state. This was of course expected from her.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Gay marriage is front and center on this year's first real work day at the North Carolina General Assembly.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A decade has passed and the cultural flashpoints are new, but Alabama's Chief Justice Roy Moore hasn't changed.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A lawyer representing six South Dakota couples challenging the state's ban on gay marriage has asked a judge who declared it unconstitutional to let her ruling take effect immediately and allow same-sex weddings in the state.
Colorado’s attorney general has ordered the Boulder County clerk to stop issuing gay-marriage licenses by Tuesday.
JACKSON, MISS. - An attorney for two lesbian couples and a gay rights group says marriage licenses should be issued to same-sex couples in Mississippi in about 10 days.