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Arkansas Supreme Court Grants Stay In Gay Marriage Case

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court has suspended a judge’s order striking down all gay marriage bans in the state.

Judge Chris Piazza, who last week ruled that Arkansas’ 2004 constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman violates both the state and federal constitutions, issued a final order Thursday clarifying that he intended the ruling to apply to any laws that bar same-sex marriage in the state.

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