First Gay Couple Married In State

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The first gay couple to be married in Arkansas live in Fort Smith.

Jennifer Rambo and Kristin Seaton became the first gay couple in the state to be married after driving to Eureka Springs to get their marriage license.

They met in Aug, 2010 at the University of Arkansas, and when the two found out late Friday evening (May 9) they could legally marry, they immediately set out to do so.

The couple waited outside the courthouse for the building to open, and then the unexpected occurred. The couple said they were asked to leave.

The two began to pray, and eventually, they were able to get their certificate.

The newly married couple say they plan to have a ceremony in October.


  • Sarah 1

    Nasty comments. Shame on you Bobby and oldyellar.
    Misogynist comments are abhorent.

    If your daughters were talked to like you did, how would you feel and more to the point, how would your daughters feel?

  • objectivefodder

    Clearly, they must understand the historical implications. That move Saturday was something valiant, yet uniquely redeeming if not outright socially outrageous! Many of us are proud of their courage, stepping outside religious traditions. Judge not lest ye be judged, right? I’m impressed with their passion and determination. They’ll go down in the history books, just you see. What an indiscriminant decision to boldly set a precedent in this endeavor. Thank about this, from Judge Parker to Jennifer Rambo and Kristin Seaton, wow, has Fort Smith come along way on the western frontier!

  • objectivefodder

    Oh yeah, Christians need to be tolerant! Ahem, no hating now. Trust me, you don’t want to divide the society and ostracize those different than you. The creator’s son said love one another. I suggest; be disciplined and show restraint and try not to condemn and spew angst towards others who don’t walk like you. This is more of a test for the faithful than those who aren’t. Show patience and love, and you’ll win hearts and souls, I promise.

  • Jackyhardbarger

    I don’t know who they was praying to it sure wasn’t Jesus! In an hour that you think not the son of man cometh

  • Tracy Young

    Lev. 18:22, “You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.”1
    Lev. 20:13, “If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltness is upon them”
    1 Cor. 6:9-10, “Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God.”
    Rom. 1:26-28, “For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. 28 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper.”

    Homosexuality is clearly condemned in the Bible.

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