Kristin Seaton, left, kisses Jennifer Rambo, right, after their marriage ceremony on Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Eureka Springs, Ark.
Piazza's ruling directly challenges Arkansas' Act 144 of 1997, which states, "Marriage shall be only between a man and a woman. A marriage between persons of the same sex is void," and Amendment 83 of the state's constitution, which states, "Marriage consists only of the union of one man and one woman."
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An interactive map looking at U.S. same-sex marriage rights circa 2009.
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Milestones in U.S. same-sex marriage laws circa 2012.
You know it’s getting real when marriage licenses are being issued in Arkansas. We’ve got a long way to go, but this is amazing.— Michael Crawford (@dmcrawford) May 10, 2014
Come on, Virginia. Arkansas beat us to equal marriage rights. LET’S GET ON THIS BEFORE KANSAS BEATS US TOO.— Rebecca Schinsky (@RebeccaSchinsky) May 10, 2014
Holla at Arkansas for legalizing gay marriage! 🎉 #loveislove— Gabriella (@gknox28) May 10, 2014
Gay marriage licenses issued in Arkansas today, and we're supposed to believe some #NFL teams would have issues w/ a gay athlete?— Cyd Zeigler (@CydZeigler) May 10, 2014
So happy because of marriage equality in Arkansas.— Olivia Jamieson (@livjamieson) May 10, 2014