Arkansas Supreme Court Could Rule On Gay Marriage “Anytime”
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.