A flurry of filings in marriage equality case | Arkansas Blog

Monday, September 30, 2013

A flurry of filings in marriage equality case

Posted By on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 4:53 PM

A number of filings in Pulaski Circuit Court today in the lawsuit in which a lengthy list of plantiffs are seeking to strike down statutory and constitutional bars to same-sex marriage and equal treatment of same-sex couples married in other states.

The case, before Judge Chris Piazza, could advance soon to a hearing on a preliminary injunction arguing irreparable harm to plaintiffs. Though legally married,  there are bars to such things as registration of married couples as parents on a birth certificate; filing a joint income tax return, and the ability to divorce in Arkansas once married. In short, Arkansas law denied the full faith and credit customarily given people granted certain rights in other states.

There've been changes in the pleadings, including addition of plaintiffs. For those following closely:




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