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Mon May 12, 2014
Arkansas Attorney General Seeks Stay As Gay Couples Wed
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has asked the state's highest court to suspend a judge's ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban.
McDaniel asked the Arkansas Supreme Court on Monday to stay Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza's ruling that a 2004 constitutional amendment and a 1997 law banning same-sex marriage are unconstitutional.
Dozens of gay couples have received marriage licenses since Piazza's ruling was issued late Friday afternoon.
McDaniel has already told Piazza he's appealing the decision to the state Supreme Court.
McDaniel, a Democrat, has said he supports same-sex marriage but has vowed to continue defending the ban because he believes it's his duty to do so.