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USA, Arkansas: Second County Issuing Marriage Licenses to Same Sex Couples

Friday, May 16th, 2014

ArkansasIn addition to Pulaski County, Washington County is once again issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples.

LGBTQ Nation reports:

The Washington County clerk has resumed issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a day after a circuit judge in Pulaski County ruled that all state laws barring gay marriage are unconstitutional. Two same-sex couples received wedding licenses shortly after the Washington County clerk’s office opened Friday at 8 a.m. Clerk Becky Lewallen says a couple did stop by Thursday afternoon for a license, but she told them to return in the morning.

It’s kind of ironic if you think about it – if the state embraced marriage equality, all these couples would be planning weddings with friends and family and would help boost the state economy. But by forcing these couples to marry in this potentially brief window, the state is losing out, and so are the couples who won’t have that “dream” wedding they may have wanted.

Find more articles and gay wedding resources in Arkansas.