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Arkansas Diocese Wants to Enter Gay Marriage Suit

Friday Sep 26, 2014
The leader of Arkansas' Roman Catholic diocese wants the state's highest court to consider his thoughts on the voter-approved gay-marriage ban.

Arkansas AG Asks Court to Uphold Gay Marriage Ban

Monday Sep 15, 2014
The attorney general's office is asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to uphold the state's gay marriage ban, arguing a county judge was wrong to say it violated the state and U.S. constitutions.

Couples: Deny Stay in Arkansas Gay Marriage Case

Monday Aug 18, 2014
Lawyers representing couples who are challenging Arkansas' gay-marriage ban are asking the state Supreme Court to deny the state's request to delay proceedings until the U.S. Supreme Court takes up a similar same-sex marriage case.

Officials Ask Courts to Suspend Ark. Gay Marriage Case

By Andrew DeMillo | Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
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.

Couples Ask Ark. Justices Seeking Re-election to Recuse in Marriage Case

By Andrew DeMillo | Tuesday Aug 5, 2014
Same-sex couples challenging Arkansas' gay marriage ban on Monday asked any state Supreme Court justices who plan on seeking re-election to recuse themselves, arguing a legislative resolution supporting the prohibition could sway their opinion.

Analysis: New Post Shows Arkansas as Battleground

By Andrew DeMillo | Monday Aug 4, 2014
With the hiring of a state director for the first time in Arkansas, the Human Rights Campaign has highlighted how much of a battleground the state has become in the fight over equal rights for gays and lesbians.

Arkansas Asks Judge to Keep Marriage Ban in Place

By Andrew DeMillo | Thursday Jul 31, 2014
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.

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.