Skip to comments.Arkansas Supreme Court halts same-sex marriages in state
Posted on 05/16/2014 7:22:41 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
(Reuters) - The Arkansas Supreme Court on Friday halted the issuing of marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the first and only state in the U.S. South to allow gay marriage.
About 500 gay and lesbian couples have married since a state judge last week overturned the Arkansas ban on same-sex unions. The state attorney general's office had requested the stay to stop counties from issuing licenses and also appealed the decision that struck down the state's gay marriage ban.
The Supreme Court issued the stay in a brief, unsigned order, without elaborating on its reasoning.
Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza of Little Rock, the state's capital, ruled on May 9 that Arkansas' constitutional and statutory prohibitions against same-sex marriage violated U.S. and state guarantees of equal protection....
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Finally. Took way too long.
The people voted “No” and the government finds differently. I think that’s the definition of tyranny.
Now can we rid ourselves of that Judge!
WHERE WAS THE GOVERNOR? He should have immediately ordered every clerk to refuse these licenses.
Tyranny! “I think thats the definition of tyranny.” Yep, this is correct.
And, “WHERE WAS THE GOVERNOR? He should have immediately ordered every clerk to refuse these licenses.”
The governor needs to force this. Just as you say. Let the Feds bring out the national guard. Oh yea, lets see that.
Indeed it did.
The Feds would not bring in the National Guard to enforce a state judge’s ruling.
But now, a state judge needs to invalidate all of the gay marriages that were done.
The case to watch is Idaho.
That’s our fault. Conservatives need to run for these judgeships. You’d be surprised to see how few votes gets you a judgeship.
Not really as I see it around my neck of the woods. And people vote for judges based on name recognition, not values or capability.
So in this case, a state judge declared his own state’s constitution to be unconstitutional. That takes judicial activism to the extreme.
Are the county clerks employed by the governor?
“Are the county clerks employed by the governor?”
I am not sure if you are asking a direct question.
I would assume that the county clerks are employees indirectly of the state. Hired by the county, but the county must, by state law, follow state law, which is enforceable by the governor. Is that what you were asking?
Is it too late for someone to file as a write in?
**Arkansas Supreme Court on Friday halted the issuing of marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the first and only state in the U.S. South to allow gay marriage. **
How did it ever get through the legislature in the first place.
It is true, of course, that county clerks are bound by state law. But it is not clear that they are employed by the governor. It is not clear that they are agents of the governor under the principles of the Restatement of Agency.
Here in Chicago, any Irish name will get you elected.