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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.

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.

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.