Arkansas judge strikes down all state laws banning same-sex marriage

Last week in Arkansas, when Judge Chris Piazza struck down the state’s same-sex marriage ban, his order did not include a law specifying county clerks being banned from the act of issuing a marriage license to same-sex couples. Today, that little detail was addressed so that the freedom to marry can continue.

From the AP:

A day after the state Supreme Court effectively halted gay marriages in the state, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza expanded his ruling striking down a constitutional ban to also include the prohibition on clerks issuing same-sex marriage licenses. Justices had ruled Wednesday that Piazza’s decision on the gay marriage ban did not change that license law.

Piazza also rejected a request to suspend his ruling, saying there’s no evidence the state would be harmed by allowing gay marriages to continue.