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 Gay marriage comes to Arkansas 
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"Thank God," Jennifer Rambo said after Carroll County Deputy Clerk Jane Osborn issued a marriage license to her and Kristin Seaton, a former volleyball player at the University of Arkansas. The Fort Smith couple wed moments later on a sidewalk near the courthouse; the officiant wore a rainbow-colored dress.

In total, 15 licenses were issued for same-sex couples in northwest Arkansas' Carroll County, Osborn said.

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza paved the way Friday with a ruling that removed a 10-year-old barrier, saying a constitutional amendment overwhelmingly passed by voters in 2004 banning gay marriage was "an unconstitutional attempt to narrow the definition of equality." Piazza's ruling also overturned a 1997 state law banning gay marriage.

But because Piazza didn't issue a stay, Arkansas' 75 county clerks were left to decide for themselves whether to grant marriage licenses.

Rambo, 26, and Seaton, 27, were the first gay couple to be legally married. They arrived about 2 a.m., slept in a Ford Focus and awoke every half-hour to make sure no one else would take a spot at the head of the line.

As dawn came, no one was certain any clerk would issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple. Initially, deputy clerk Lana Gordon said she wasn't sure she had the authority and shooed people from her office.

"We just walked out of here crying," Rambo said.

And whether by the state attorney general or the people in the comments, the arguments against it haven't gotten any less stupid or irrational.

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Post Re: Gay marriage comes to Arkansas
Since 100% of the cases have struck down the anti-gay marriage laws, it's kind of hard for the opponents of gay marriage to claim the legal high ground.

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Rambo, "gay", and "married" in the same sentence is just wrong. That's why it should be banned.

Fuck you, Arkansas.

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what if rambo and rocky got gay married?

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trixster wrote:
what if rambo and rocky got gay married?


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