University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Nathaniel Smith v. Wright: Marriage Equality"
Date May 9, 2014
Author ACLU Arkansas
External Link https://www.acluarkansas.org/en/cases/wright-v-state
Abstract Victory! In 2013, private counsel filed a lawsuit in state court challenging the constitutionality of Arkansas’ ban on same-sex couples marrying, and the state’s refusal to recognize such marriages performed in other states. On May 9, 2014, a state judge found the law unconstitutional and struck it down, but a week later the Arkansas Supreme Court put the decision on hold. However, in the interim, approximately 450 same-sex couples were married.
Source ACLU of Arkansas


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case Wright v. Arkansas (PB-AR-0005)

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