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State sees first gay marriages

15 pairs get licenses to tie the knot

Posted: May 11, 2014 at 6:20 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO ANTHONY REYES Kristin Seaton, left, and Jennifer Rambo, kiss while waiting for their marriage license Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Carroll County Courthouse in Eureka Springs. The office closed shortly after opening telling those waiting in line to leave, but opened at 10 a.m. and issued the first marriage license to a same-sex couple in Arkansas.

EUREKA SPRINGS -- Two women from Fort Smith became the first same-sex couple in Arkansas to receive a marriage license.

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