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Which Arkansas counties are complying with U.S. Supreme Court ruling?

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click to enlarge EQUALITY REIGNS: John Schenck and Robert Loyd in Conway. - KATHY KELLY
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  • EQUALITY REIGNS: John Schenck and Robert Loyd in Conway.

Quick calls to clerks' offices in some of the state's most populous counties finds that many are waiting for guidance from their respective county attorneys. 

Where same-sex couples can get a marriage license immediately: Craighead, Pulaski, Carroll, Faulkner, Jackson, Washington, Saline and Sebastian. 

Waiting on county attorney: Benton, Garland, Jefferson and White.

From an earlier item:

Scott Perkins, communications director for the Association of Arkansas Counties, said that organization was advising counties to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples forthwith. He said some counties hadn't solved software issues on licenses. Some have already prepared gender-neutral license forms. But those issues shouldn't be a bar to issuance of licenses.

A spokesperson in the Faulkner County Clerk's office said one license had already been issued to a same-sex couple.

UPDATE: The AP reports that Grant and Boone County likely won't issue licenses until Monday. 

UPDATE II: At around 11:30 a.m., Washington County issued its first license, according to KARK

UPDATE III: Add Craighead, Independence and Sebastian to the list. And Jackson, where KAIT reports a license has been issued.

If you know of other counties that are issuing licenses, let us know in the comments.

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