Tag Archives: Dustin McDaniel

ARKANSAS: AG To Appeal Stayed Marriage Equality Ruling To Eighth Circuit Court

Back in May, Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel declared that while he personally supports same-sex marriage, he would be defending his state’s ban. Today he announced his intent to appeal last month’s stayed ruling to the Eighth Circuit Court. McDaniel had said previously he would wait to make a decision on an appeal until the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled in ...

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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 ...

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ARKANSAS: Marriage Case To Proceed After State Supreme Court Lifts Delay

The Arkansas Supreme Court today rejected a delay request by state Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, setting the stage for a ruling in the appeal of the case that allowed 500 same-sex couples to obtain marriage licenses before a stay was issued in May. Marriages were stopped for the first time when it was learned that the overturn of the state ...

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ARKANSAS: AG Again Seeks Marriage Stay From State Supreme Court

For the second time in three days, Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel today pressed the state Supreme Court to issue a stay on last Friday’s marriage ruling. Responding to a request filed by lawyers for gay couples seeking the dismissal of his appeal, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office asked the court to suspend Pulaski County Judge Chris Piazza’s ruling striking ...

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ARKANSAS: Attorney General Supports Gay Marriage But Will Appeal Ruling

“We respect the Court’s decision, but, in keeping with the Attorney General’s obligation to defend the state constitution, we will appeal. We will request that Judge Piazza issue a stay of his ruling so as not to create confusion or uncertainty about the law while the Supreme Court considers the matter.” – Spokesman for Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, who ...

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