Only Two Counties Left Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

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As of Tuesday (May 13), only two Arkansas counties are still issuing same-sex marriage licenses, according to a report from affiliate station KTHV.

The two counties left still issuing same-sex marriage licenses are Pulaski County and Washington County, KTHV reported.

Other counties are refusing to issue any more licenses, saying, that the Arkansas Supreme Court must weigh in on the decision, according to KTHV.

To read the full story on our affiliate station’s website KTHV – Channel 11, click here. 

18 comments

  • HogMania

    Coincidently, the highest percentage of educated people in our state. If being educated is liberal lunacy happy to be guilty as charged.

    • Citizen of the Natural State

      actually Derek, those two counties are NOT upholding the Arkansas Constitution which clearly says marriage is between one man and one woman. The marriage amendment is not officially struck down. We should not pretend it has.

      • CaringApathetic

        Actually “Citizen of the Natural State”, it does not ‘clearly state’ that marriage is between a man and a woman. And if you know of such clear place, please, let us all know. And it has been struck down until the appeals have decided otherwise. Why would they ‘pretend’ to hand out marriage licenses unless it was struck down.

  • Citizen of the Natural State

    Amendment 83 section 1 still states “Marriage consists only of the union of one man and one woman.” The Pulaski County Circuit Judge was out of order. He cannot speak for the entire state. Only the Arkansas Supreme Court can do that. He can only speak for Pulaski County, but still the state, has a higher authority. Besides Leviticus 20:13 (NIV) states “If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.”

    • CaringApathetic

      No-where in the US constitution does is that clearly quoted. I know what the bible says…. please do not recite it to me. That’s a cop out, as this is a political issue, not a religious one.

    • CaringApathetic

      PS – its funny that you chose that verse. As i find it entertaining that people want to use that to defend thier reasons, but fail to fall through with ‘putting them to death’. Its all or none bro. You cant pick and choose which parts of the bible to pay attention to.

  • Joan

    A better set of verses to use concerning Biblical standards is Romans chapter 1, at least in this issue and other sins which God has already judged. While believers may lose some battles with the world, we can be assured the war has already been won.

  • Arkansas for the free

    To reply to several of you.
    1. Clerks do not uphold the Constitution they have to uphold the laws.
    2. The Constitution of Arkansas very clearly spells out the responsibility of the courts and their jurisdiction. Which any decision by any circuit judge is in fact state wide.
    3. Regardless of the appeals. Once a decision has been made. It is immediately applied unless a stay is issued.
    4. So currently amendment 83 is NOT part of the Arkansas constitution.
    5. The very duty of the judiciary is judicial review of laws. That is its purpose. Under judicial review as met by the requirements set forth in the Arkansas constitution, judge piazza has done his duty. The clerks refusing to obey the law are now in violation of that very constitution they claim they are obeying.

    Notice that conservative that scream to obey and value the constitution so much only do so when it fits their agenda. You can’t have it both ways. Either you support the constitution and that includes the ability of the judiciary to find laws to be within that framework or not. Or you don’t support the constitution.

    Speaking of the Constitution. First amendment guarantees that no Congress shall make laws respecting the establishment of religion. So take your bible versus and put them in the fiction section where they belong. They have no place in government.

  • Citizen of the Natural State

    Really???? The Bible has no place in government? Re-check your history, and revise your statement

  • Citizen of the Natural State

    The intent of the First Amendment was well understood during the founding of our country. The First Amendment was not to keep religion out of government. It was to keep Government from establishing a ‘National Denomination” (like the Church of England). As early as 1799 a court declared: “By our form of government the Christian religion is the established religion; and all sects and denominations of Christians are placed on the same equal footing.”

  • Citizen of the Natural State

    Even George Washington who certainly knew the intent of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, since he presided over their formation, said in his “Farewell Address”: “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars.” Sure doesn’t sound like Washington was trying to separate religion and politics.

  • Citizen of the Natural State

    Everything has a foundation. Could it be that our founding fathers of the United States were in reality Christians and this government of the people by the people, and for the people was established as “One Nation under God” I wonder why our currency says “In God We Trust”

  • Citizen of the Natural State

    FYI All major universities teach courses on civilizations of the world (a secular course). Guess where they get most of the information…. THE BIBLE…… Apparently it’s not fiction, but fact. Amazing that things which were prophesied to happen hundreds of years later are happening today. The Bible prophesied that Israel would become a nation. That happened in 1948. The Bible Prophesied that Israel’s capital would be Jerusalem. That happened in 1966 or 67… Read Romans 1 and you will see that it sounds like todays society. Could it be that the men who wrote the 66 Books of the Bible had some supernatural inspiration to know about the future? I wonder why an image of Moses and the 10 commandments are on the Supreme Court Building. Maybe it’s because our congressional leaders realize the 10 commandments are real, and that God gave them to Moses to give to the people.

  • Sarah 1

    Please ignore ‘Citizen of the State’. He is interpreting law from a religious point of view rather than from the way the law was intended.

    Whomever you are, you are welcome to your opinions, but they are just ideological opinions not based on factual information.

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