Lawyers in Gay Marriage Lawsuit Must Wait on Fees
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.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1lWh1Y8 ) that Circuit Judge Chris Piazza on Wednesday amended his order from last week that denied the payment of at least $352,000 sought by Cheryl Maples and Jack Wagoner. Piazza said the two may refile their motion for fees within 30 days after the case is resolved.
Piazza ruled in May that the state’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional and same-sex marriages were legal in Arkansas for a week until the state Supreme Court halted them while the case is on appeal.
No briefing schedule on the appeal has been set.
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