Motions denied, same-sex marriage case nearer trial

Posted: December 20, 2013 at 5:54 a.m.

On the day when New Mexico’s highest court legalized same-sex marriage, an Arkansas judge has decided that the question of whether this state’s prohibition of such unions is legal should be decided at a yet-to-be-scheduled trial.

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