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Some Arkansas Clerks Ordered To Stop Issuing Marriage Licenses To Same-Sex Couples

Well, that didn’t take long.

Around 10:30 this morning, clerks at Carroll Country courthouses in Arkansas were ordered to cease issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, the Eureka Springs Independent reports.

The reason: Some bizarre, slightly confusing, far-fetched technicality that probably won’t last very long.

“This office was notified this morning by Mike Rainwater that there was a law left on the books prohibiting a county clerk from issuing a marriage license to persons of the same gender,” the office of Carroll Country Prosecuting Attorney, Tony Rogers, said in a press release. “This law was not addressed by Judge Piazza, and because of this, we advised the county clerk to stop selling marriage licenses to person of the same gender.”

In other words: Same-sex couples can get married, but it’s illegal for clerks in Carroll Country to actually issue marriage licenses to them.

Sounds like a stall tactic to us.

Larry Crane, one of the defendants in the case which led to Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage being overturned, told Eureka Springs Independent: “I personally don’t think that’s a problem. Judge Piazza’s ruling is a mandate to me to issue marriage licenses irrespective of gender.”

Crane told the paper that he was confident everything will be cleared up eventually, but made it clear “the answer probably won’t be immediate.”

In other news, some Arkansas meteorologists are predicting a forecast of “cloudy with a chance of locust showers followed by global flooding.”

 

By:           Graham Gremore
On:           May 12, 2014
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  • 4 Comments
    • Mezaien
      Mezaien

      Send them all half breed D.E.K.C.U.F dogs back to Europe, they`ll know what to do with them.

      May 12, 2014 at 5:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AzLights
      AzLights

      This is all just BS stalling. The more same sex couples they can deny rights to, the better. They can’t even wait for a request for a stay to be entered and the stay then granted.

      May 12, 2014 at 9:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DickieJohnson
      DickieJohnson

      @Mezaien: Please, please, please, just STFU. The hate and insanity is beyond tiresome, and contributes absolutely nothing worthwhile, not even humor.

      May 12, 2014 at 9:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DK
      DK

      Boy, Republicans just not will give in on denying freedom and equality to Americans due to their homophobia. So sad.

      May 13, 2014 at 12:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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