Topics :: Arkansas

Lawyers in Gay Marriage Lawsuit Must Wait on Fees

Thursday Jul 3, 2014
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.

Ark. University Changes Decision on Gay Health Benefits

Wednesday May 21, 2014
The University of Arkansas System has reversed its decision to include same-sex couples in the health benefits that is offered to spouses.

Ark. GOP Gov Candidate Says Lawmakers Should Override Courts on Marriage Decisions

Monday May 19, 2014
A candidate running for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in Arkansas says the Legislature should have veto power over state courts after a judge struck down a same-sex marriage ban.

Arkansas High Court Suspends Gay Marriage Ruling

By Andrew DeMillo | Saturday May 17, 2014
Arkansas’ whirlwind week of granting of marriage licenses to same-sex couples ended Friday when the state Supreme Court ordered a temporary stop.

Court Speeds Up Timeline on Gay Marriage Case

Friday May 16, 2014
Arkansas’ highest court has moved up its deadline for a group of same-sex couples to respond to a bid to halt a judge’s ruling that struck down the state’s gay marriage ban.

Judge Strikes All Arkansas Bans on Gay Marriage

By Andrew DeMillo and Christina Huynh | Friday May 16, 2014
A judge cleared the way on Thursday for gay marriages to resume in Arkansas, striking down all state laws that prevent same-sex couples from wedding.

A Look at Gay Marriage Laws in Arkansas

Thursday May 15, 2014
In declining to put on hold a judge’s ruling that overturned Arkansas’ constitutional gay marriage ban, the state Supreme Court on Wednesday created some confusion because it offered no direction to county clerks.

Lawyers Ask Judge to Expand Gay Marriage Ruling

By Andrew DeMillo and Christina Huynh | Thursday May 15, 2014
Attorneys for a group of gay couples asked a state judge on Thursday to clarify whether he intended to strike down all Arkansas laws prohibiting same-sex marriage when he voided the state’s ban last week.

No New Arkansas Gay Marriage Licenses -- For Now

By Christina Huynh | Thursday May 15, 2014
Gay couples in Arkansas will not be able to get wedding licenses anymore because a separate law that prevents clerks issuing the licenses to same-sex couples is still on the books.

Arkansas AG Again Seeks Court Stay on Gay Marriage

Wednesday May 14, 2014
The Arkansas attorney general’s office on Wednesday again pressed the state’s highest court to suspend a judge’s decision striking down a gay marriage ban.