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ARKANSAS: Judge To Rule This Week On 500+ "Window" Same-Sex Marriages

Via the Associated Press:
A judge says he'll rule in the next two days on whether Arkansas should recognize more than 500 same-sex marriages performed in the state last year. An attorney for two of the couples told Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen that her clients' rights were being deprived by the state not recognizing their marriage licenses. The state Supreme Court halted the distribution of marriage licenses to gay couples after a week in May 2014 and is considering the appeal over a voter-approved same sex marriage ban. The couples are seeking the recognition so they can enjoy a host of benefits, including filing taxes jointly and enrolling together on state health insurance plans.
Talk about last minute. (Tipped by JMG reader John)

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