An Indiana sheriff has defended the large scale transference of military equipment into the hands of law enforcement nationwide, declaring that cops need gear previously used in Iraq and Afghanistan because America is now a battlefield. Recently there have been a spate of reports documenting the trend of the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland
Arkansas’ highest court has suspended a judge’s ruling striking down the state’s same-sex marriage ban, halting the distribution of licenses that have been issued to hundreds of gay couples. The state Supreme Court on Friday granted a request to suspend Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza’s decision voiding a 2004 constitutional amendment defining marriage as
The Arkansas Supreme Court refused Wednesday to put on hold a ruling that overturned the state’s constitutional ban on gay marriage, but the short-lived ability for same-sex couples to wed in the state still came to a halt amid confusion about what comes next. The justices in their decision offered no direction on that point
More than 200 gay couples obtained Arkansas marriage licenses Monday after a judge tossed out the state’s 10-year-old same-sex marriage ban, but only at a handful of courthouses as an overwhelming majority of county clerks in this part of the Bible Belt said they first wanted the state Supreme Court to weigh in. Attorney General
An Arkansas judge has opened the door for gay couples in Arkansas to wed, ruling that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage has “no rational reason” for preventing gay couples from marrying. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza ruled Friday that Arkansas’ 2004 voter-approved amendment to the state constitution violates the rights of same-sex couples.
Arkansas became the 22nd U.S. state where same-sex marriage was deemed lawful when a court there threw out statutes barring such unions. State court Judge Christopher Charles Piazza in Little Rock invalidated Arkansas’ ban, citing a 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision that ruled a ban on interracial marriage was similarly unlawful to support his reasoning.