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This is what marriage equality looks like in Little Rock

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MARRIED: Thomas Baldwin and Devin Rudeseal, of Bryant, are officially married by Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen, a minister. - BRIAN CHILSON
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  • MARRIED: Thomas Baldwin and Devin Rudeseal, of Bryant, are officially married by Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen, a minister.

OFFICIAL: Ashley Mueller and Beverly Best. - BRIAN CHILSON
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  • OFFICIAL: Ashley Mueller and Beverly Best.

FIRST IN LINE: Susan Barr (top) and Shelly Butler, both of Dallas, were the first same-sex couple married in Little Rock. - BRIAN CHILSON
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  • FIRST IN LINE: Susan Barr (top) and Shelly Butler, both of Dallas, were the first same-sex couple married in Little Rock.
FOURTEEN YEARS AND 3 KIDS LATER: Bridget and Holcomb Mosley, of Little Rock. - BRIAN CHILSON
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  • FOURTEEN YEARS AND 3 KIDS LATER: Bridget and Holcomb Mosley, of Little Rock.

Our sister publication Savvy Kids profiles the Moselys and their three kids in its latest issue.

On a recent spring break morning, the three Mosley siblings were full of energy. In their backyard, the girls, Meric, 8, and Cora, 3, buzzed around a treehouse that one of their moms built, while their 10-year-old brother, Breck, hung upside down from the swing set.

Back inside, a few minutes later, the doorbell rang, two playmates arrived and everyone scurried upstairs with delight.

Downstairs, talking over the muffled sounds of laughter and children’s voices, Bridget and Holcomb Mosley describe their family as “goofy.”

“We’re like the Weasleys in Harry Potter,” Bridget said. “We’re traditional. It’s hard to find anything different about us.”

click to enlarge CELEBRATING EQUALITY: Shon DeArmon (holding the flag) puts his arm around his partner James Porter, while they wait in the line at the Pulaski County Courthouse to get a marriage license. - BRIAN CHILSON
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  • CELEBRATING EQUALITY: Shon DeArmon (holding the flag) puts his arm around his partner James Porter, while they wait in the line at the Pulaski County Courthouse to get a marriage license.

OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE: Shon DeArmon (left with the flag) and James Porter embrace, while waiting in line. - BRIAN CHILSON
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  • OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE: Shon DeArmon (left with the flag) and James Porter embrace, while waiting in line.



FAMILY TIME: Bridget and Holcomb Mosley with two of their three children. - BRIAN CHILSON
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  • FAMILY TIME: Bridget and Holcomb Mosley with two of their three children.


IT'S OFFICIAL: Nathaniel Bledsoe (left) and Cougan Copelin. - BRIAN CHILSON
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  • IT'S OFFICIAL: Nathaniel Bledsoe (left) and Cougan Copelin.

HAPPY FAMILY: Curtis Chatham (left) and Shane Frazier celebrate their marriage license with their son Corey, 4. - BRIAN CHILSON
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  • HAPPY FAMILY: Curtis Chatham (left) and Shane Frazier celebrate their marriage license with their son Corey, 4.
FIRST KISS AS MARRIED COUPLE: Eric Johnson (left) and Donny Moore. - BRIAN CHILSON
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  • FIRST KISS AS MARRIED COUPLE: Eric Johnson (left) and Donny Moore.

click to enlarge MADISON (L) AND NICOLE FUENTEZ - BRIAN CHILSON
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  • MADISON (L) AND NICOLE FUENTEZ

THE VIEW FROM ABOVE: Inside the Pulaski County Courthouse. - BRIAN CHILSON
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  • THE VIEW FROM ABOVE: Inside the Pulaski County Courthouse.

click to enlarge EXCHANGING RINGS: Ericka (left) and Brandy Bush with Joey Cole officiating their ceremony. - BRIAN CHILSON
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  • EXCHANGING RINGS: Ericka (left) and Brandy Bush with Joey Cole officiating their ceremony.

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