When Osborn intervened, other same-sex couples let Rambo and Seaton return to their place in line. Are they unmarried? In all, according to gay-rights groups, more than 70 lawsuits seeking marriage equality are pending in about 30 states. The Fort Smith couple wed moments later on a sidewalk near the courthouse; the officiant wore a rainbow-colored dress.
Rambo, 26, and Seaton, 27, were the first gay couple to be legally married. Program Schedule Station Directory.
Civil unions and registered partnerships. The marriage ceremony may be regarded either as a civil ceremony or as a religious sacrament, but the marriage relation shall only be entered into, maintained or abrogated as provided by law. Retrieved December 1, Namespaces Article Talk.
January 1, Legal status for unmarried persons which is identical or substantially similar to marital status shall not be valid or recognized in Arkansas, except that the legislature may recognize a common law marriage from another state between a man and a woman.
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Retrieved May 9, Recent Top Stories. Initially, deputy clerk Lana Gordon said she wasn't sure she had the authority and shooed people from her office. The bill would have thus been in violation of Obergefell v. On November 25, she ruled for the plaintiffs and stayed her ruling pending appeal.