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REPORT: Arkansas County Suspends Licenses After Suit From Local Attorney

JMG reader Homer writes to say that Carroll County, home to gay-friendly Eureka Springs, has ceased issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples after being served with a lawsuit from a local attorney. The Associated Press is confirming that gay couples are now being turned away.
After gay couples received marriage licenses during the weekend in Carroll County, the local clerk's office says it will now just issue licenses that include a man and a woman. Carroll County clerks offices in Berryville and Eureka Springs said Monday they were no longer granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Deputy clerks in both locations referred questions to County Clerk Jamie Correia. She couldn't be reached for comment. The Berryville office said Monday it had issued one marriage license to a gay couple. The Eureka Springs office referred all questions to Correia.
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UPDATE: One of the couples turned away in Carroll County was successful in nearby Washington County.

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