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ARKANSAS: Federal Court Denies State's Request To Delay Marriage Case

Via the Associated Press:
A federal judge has denied Arkansas’ request to delay proceedings in a lawsuit challenging the state’s constitutional ban on gay marriage.  Attorney General Dustin McDaniel earlier this year asked the court to put the case on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a case involving Utah’s gay marriage ban. Last week, the high court declined to consider appeals in that case and four others. On Friday, U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker rejected McDaniel’s request as moot.
Back in May a state judge struck down the Arkansas ban and over 500 couples received marriage licenses before a stay was issued by the state Supreme Court one week later.

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