Arkansas Attorney General To Appeal Strike Down Of Gay Marriage Ban
Arkansas's Attorney General has announced that he'll be appealing circuit court Judge Chris Piazza's decision to strike down the state's same-sex marriage ban. Same-sex marriages began in the state on Saturday.
The state's top lawyer will ask the Arkansas Supreme Court to review a lower court's decision to overturn a 2004 constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced his intent to appeal to the high court late Saturday night, but not before 15 licenses were issued for same-sex couples in northwest Arkansas' Carroll County, heralding the arrival of gay marriage in the Bible Belt.
McDaniel last week became the first statewide elected official to announce he personally supports gay marriage rights, but would continue to defend the state's ban in court.
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