One unexpected benefit of a decade of marriage equality? Improved health.
The state judge who struck down Arkansas's statutory and constitutional prohibitions on same-sex marriage clarified his ruling today by voiding all state laws that refer to marriage solely as the union of one man and one woman.
After a federal trial judge denied his request, Idaho governor Butch Otter has asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to issue a preemptive stay of a ruling that would allow same-sex couples in Idaho to begin marrying Friday.
The state's highest court rejected the attorney general's request to stay a ruling that established marriage equality, but said another statute is still in place forbidding the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Confusion and legal wrangling muddy the waters of marriage equality in Arkansas, but two counties are still issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.