Thank you for subscribing. It had not taken a position with respect to similar marriages in Arkansas  prior to the Obergefell decision legalizing and recognizing same-sex marriages in all fifty states. On March 3,the Alabama Supreme Court ordered all counties in the state to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. District Court judge ruled in Lawson v. Associated Baptist Press. Beshear that Kentucky's refusal to license same-sex marriages was unconstitutional and stayed that ruling.
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Reeves found Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional and issued a day stay,  and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay pending appeal on December 4. The federal government recognizes the marriages of same-sex couples who married in certain states in which same-sex marriage was legal for brief periods between the time a court order allowed such couples to marry and that court order was stayed, including Michigan. That ended when the U.
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