Arkansas Supreme Court Could Rule On Gay Marriage “Anytime”

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LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – People eager to hear the ruling of the gay marriage case before the Arkansas Supreme Court can expect it to be handed down “anytime,” according to a spokeswoman for the Arkansas Supreme Court.

The court heard oral arguments on Nov. 20, and after they ended, an opinion was expected from the court within a few weeks.

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza overturned the state’s ban on gay marriage in May, which was followed by a stay issued by the Arkansas Supreme Court a few days after. In July, the Arkansas Supreme Court agreed to take up the same-sex marriage lawsuit. 

Arkansas voters approved a constitutional amendment in 2004 defining marriage as between one man and one woman.

There is no expected date for the ruling to be handed down, a spokeswoman said. It could be before the end of 2014 or at the start of 2015, according to the spokeswoman.

7 comments

  • Stand up straight american

    The only ones that were eager were the LGBT….
    They were there to present the court the proper way to give
    ” ORAL Arguments”!!

    • JD

      Bigot much?? I usually find those that protest first and loudest have something hide. Wanna tell us something “Stand Up”?

      • Stand up straight american

        Yes JD . You were horrible last night. It was like I was kissing a woman. Take off the wig and stand up for straight America!!!!

    • Jeremy D.

      It’s funny that you use the term “Stand Up” to post here. One of the biggest advocates for gay rights and the prevention of youth bullying, especially toward LGBT youth, is the retired, straight, British, rugby champion Ben Cohen. What’s the name of his organization? The Stand Up foundation. Also, it seems like you’re having a lot of difficulties with what Freud called “projection.” I recommend seeing a behavioral health professional, preferably a nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or a psychiatrist since they all have prescriptive authority.

      • Stand up for straight America

        You nailed it Jeremy or JD per se. You people, I repeat clearly, you people are one part of the reason the country is in the sewer. You think the fix to everything is some sort of medication . LGBT which I assume your clearly a part of is not a disease or something that your born with. It cannot be treated or cured with medication. It is a conscious decision you make daily. You people I repeat, you people clearly know right from wrong. As long as there exist LGBT, then there will always be God fearing people like me that will be here to oppose your every move.

  • Wayne

    I seem to recall that, when interpreting the US Constitution, a decision of a federal court takes precedence over a decision of a state court at any level.

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