LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court has rejected the state attorney general's request to put on hold a ruling that overturned Arkansas' constitutional ban on gay marriage, but it appears that unions between same-sex couples may stop anyway.
The high court Wednesday turned down the request from Attorney General Dustin McDaniel to halt same-sex marriage licenses.
The court gave no direction to counties about what they should do, instead pointing them to a separate state law that bars clerks from issuing same-sex marriage licenses. Two counties had kept issuing licenses earlier Wednesday despite that prohibition; the state's largest county said it would stop after initially saying it would continue.
Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza ruled last week that a voter-approved gay marriage ban was unconstitutional.