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Arkansas clerk issues 1st gay marriage license
Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2014 12:29 PM EDT | Christina Huynh

Posted on 05/10/2014 11:06:14 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Two women were married on a sidewalk outside a county courthouse in Arkansas on Saturday, breaking a barrier that state voters put in place with a constitutional amendment 10 years ago.

A day after Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza said the ban was “an unconstitutional attempt to narrow the definition of equality,” Kristin Seaton, 27, and Jennifer Rambo, 26, exchanged vows at an impromptu ceremony, officiated by a woman in a rainbow-colored dress.

The couple had spent the night in their Ford Focus after traveling to Eureka Springs from their home at Fort Smith, and was the first of about 10 couples to line up outside of the courthouse before it opened.

“Thank God,” Rambo said after Carroll County Deputy Clerk Jane Osborn issued them a license, ending a brief period of uncertainty when a different deputy county clerk said she wasn’t authorized to grant one and questioned whether Piazza’s order in a courtroom 150 miles away had any bearing in Eureka Springs. …

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; judicialactivism; sodomandgomorrah

1 posted on 05/10/2014 11:06:15 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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2 posted on 05/10/2014 11:07:09 AM PDT by dfwgator
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Over/under on first Gay divorce issued- 2 weeks.


3 posted on 05/10/2014 11:10:16 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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>>“Thank God,” Rambo said after Carroll County Deputy Clerk Jane Osborn issued them a license...

then she was struck by lightning.


4 posted on 05/10/2014 11:12:35 AM PDT by struggle
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To: Olog-hai

And they’ll probably adopt a baby boy and raise him without a father. Poor kid.


5 posted on 05/10/2014 11:16:06 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM HEAVEN WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: Olog-hai
Let the homos call a turd a tootsie roll.

As long as we know the TRUTH, the TRUTH will NOT CHANGE.

Pity, and pray for them, they've got their own handbasket weaved by their own hands.

6 posted on 05/10/2014 11:17:32 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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Was in ES the other day-saw a funny bumper sticker: it showed a twisty-turny road in rainbow colors. The caption said “Eureka Springs-Not Even the Roads Are Straight”!


7 posted on 05/10/2014 11:18:29 AM PDT by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist...)
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Have been to Eureka Springs many times. First time in a long time was about 4 years ago when visiting family. Cousin took me there to show me. My response.....heck every little village up and down the coast in Cali looks like this.


8 posted on 05/10/2014 11:25:03 AM PDT by sheana
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$10 on the under.


9 posted on 05/10/2014 11:27:29 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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Arkansas: The Unnatural State


10 posted on 05/10/2014 11:27:32 AM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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So circuit court judges can unilaterally amend the state constitution?

Seems like the state representatives would have a few words to say about that...


11 posted on 05/10/2014 11:30:59 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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Imperial emperors on the bench will have such power until our elected officials say no!


12 posted on 05/10/2014 11:32:55 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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Please Note:

It is still illegal for Lesbians to "marry" in Arkansas ..... unless they are 1st Cousins.

BTW, the happy couple is a living reminder of the UA Football cheer

GOOOOOO PIG! SOOIE

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/05/10/gay-couples-in-arkansas-line-up-outside-courthouse/8936763/

13 posted on 05/10/2014 11:35:25 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Take congress in 2014. Have a Constitutional Convention of the States. Save the Republic.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Eureka has been our little SF for many years. Nothing new here.


14 posted on 05/10/2014 11:38:08 AM PDT by DocJhn
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15 posted on 05/10/2014 12:00:50 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Olog-hai

Notice how judges issue rulings right before a holiday (Christmas) like they did in Utah and on Fridays like they did in Michigan and now Arkansas to make the appeals process tough (they have to wait a few days).

Marriage licenses and ceremonies can be done in the interim period.

There’s a clear pattern here of judges deliberately making late Friday rulings to open the door. Were the judges picked for their friendliness to the cause????


16 posted on 05/10/2014 1:34:08 PM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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Obama says his death panel law has helped America. THE FACTS SAY OTHERWISE.


17 posted on 05/10/2014 1:55:44 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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The foot in the door. Now they think that can’t be rescinded, and the precedent will be in stone.


18 posted on 05/10/2014 4:27:24 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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