Arkansas Supreme Court halts same-sex marriages in state

Reuters News
Posted: May 16, 2014 5:46 PM

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Reuters) - The Arkansas Supreme Court on Friday issued stay to halt the issuing of marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the state, which was the first and only state in the U.S. South to allow gay marriages.

About 500 gay and lesbian couples have married since a county judge last week overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriages. The state's attorney general's office had requested the stay.

(Reporting by Steve Barnes; Writing by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Scott Malone)