Arkansas Circuit Court judge strikes down all same-sex marriage bans

By Nancy Cook |

Published 05/15 2014 02:26PM

Updated 05/15 2014 02:33PM

Less than 24 hours after the Arkansas Supreme Court denied an emergency stay in the Circuit Court’s May 9 decision that overturned parts of Arkansas’ same-sex marriage ban, the Circuit Court made a clean sweep and overturned all the state’s laws pertaining to the ban on same-sex marriage.

When Arkansas Circuit Court Judge Christopher Piazza overruled Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage Friday, it set off a firestorm of motions asking Arkansas Supreme Court to grant a stay. But the state Supreme Court did not do so, but did state the Circuit Court didn’t finish the job, by not ruling on a law that made it illegal for county clerks to sign marriage licenses for people of the same sex.

Piazza finished that job today, making every aspect of same-sex marriage bans illegal.

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