US: Couples ask Arkansas court not to delay same-sex marriages from taking place
Gay and lesbian couples in the US state of Arkansas have asked for the state Supreme Court not to delay same-sex couples from marrying until the US Supreme Court rules on proceedings.
A county judge in May threw out the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, and over 500 couples received licences before an emergency stay was issued by the state’s high court.
The state of Arkansas has already asked for the state to block proceedings until the federal court rules.
In a court filing made on Friday, attorneys representing the couples who filed the lawsuit said there was no proof that harm would be done by a stay being lifted.
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