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Title "Wright v. Arkansas"
Date Sep 11, 2020
Author Encyclopedia of Arkansas
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Abstract Wright v. Arkansas was a case involving same-sex marriage in Arkansas. Beginning with a May 2014 decision by a state district court judge, which overturned Arkansas’s ban on gay marriage, the case was stalled in the courts for the next fourteen months. In response to the original decision, one that came amidst the turmoil that surrounded the issue of gay marriage nationwide, the state attorney general secured a temporary stay of the ruling from the Arkansas Supreme Court. Subsequently, additional efforts were undertaken to get a full review by the state’s highest court and then, alternatively, in a special court. A change in the occupants of the offices of both governor and state attorney general contributed to delays, however, and these efforts were rendered moot by the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, a decision that guaranteed the right of same-sex couples to marry anywhere in the United States.
Source Encyclopedia of Arkansas

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

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