A federal judge has struck down Arkansas’s ban against same-sex marriage.
U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker has ruled same sex-couples have a fundamental right to marry in Arkansas. She ruled that the state’s 2004 ban against same-sex marriage is unconstitutional under the 14th amendment.
A Pulaski County judge had struck down the marriage ban in May and about 500 couples were married before his ruling was stayed.
The Arkansas State Supreme Court is considering a similar case but has not yet issued a ruling.
Baker has put her ruling on hold. The state is expected to appeal it to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals