Arkansas: Gay couple file lawsuit for marriage equality

Arkansas couple files lawsuit for marriage equality:

Several LGBT couples have taken a stand against Arkansas Amendment 83, saying that the amendment denies them the benefits and privileges given to married heterosexual couples.

The lawsuit filed against the state of Arkansas declares that while the US Supreme Court recognized marriage as one of the ‘basic civil rights of man,’ the Arkansas Constitution prevents gay marriage from being recognized. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit said the amendment is unconstitutional and violates their fundamental rights.

“These are the constitutional arguments to make,” said University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law Professor Terri Beiner. “Now, whether they’ll be successful or not, we’ll just have to wait to see what the courts do with it.”