Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Saline County drops out of same-sex marriage business

Posted By on Tue, May 13, 2014 at 7:11 AM

click to enlarge SALINE WEDDING: Anne Orsi (right), a Little Rock lawyer, performed a cermony Monday in Benton for Jennifer and Kristin. - FACEBOOK/ANNE ORSI
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  • SALINE WEDDING: Anne Orsi (right), a Little Rock lawyer, performed a cermony Monday in Benton for Jennifer and Kristin.

Greg Yarbrough of KARK Tweets this morning that Saline County Clerk Doug Curtis has said the county will no longer issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Yesterday, Saline didn't, then did, issuing a half-dozen or so.

That leaves Pulaski, Washington and Marion Counties on the list honoring the spirit of Judge Piazza;s ruling. Pulaski and Washington were defendants in the case and had more impetus to obey his finding, but four other counties — Saline, Lonoke, White and Conway — have decided they have legal reason to ignore it.

Anne Orsi, who officiated in Saline, tells me she's ordained, and registered as an officiant, through the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. It believes in pastafarianism.

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