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Rutledge Comments on Judge Griffen’s Ruling to Recognize the Marriages of Same-Sex Couples


June 9, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today released a statement in response to the ruling from Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen that the State must recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in Arkansas during May 2014.

“These marriages do not fall within the State’s definition of marriage as between one man and one woman,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “I am evaluating the ruling and will determine the best path forward to protect the State’s interest.”

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