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Couples flock to courthouse in LR

Posted: May 13, 2014 at 5:52 a.m.

5/12/14 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STEPHEN B. THORNTON The Rev. Jennie Barrington, center, gets bear hug from Malleri Rhodes, left, and Jenna LaMaster, right, after Barrington married the couple at the Pulaski County Courthouse in Little Rock, Ark. Monday May 12, 2014. PLEASE OUT; APNewsNow-Little Rock market, TV-Little Rock market, Radio-Little Rock market, Online-Nationwide market, Arkansas Business, Arkansas Times.

Jonathan Keith Gober and his fiance raced to Eureka Springs to get married Saturday after being together for a decade -- only to have the county clerk's office close as they were sixth in line.

Same-sex couples marry in Pulaski County for first time

Same-sex couples in Pulaski County married Monday for the first time after a Friday ruling struck down the state's bans on same-sex unions. (By Gavin Lesnick)
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Captors say video shows Nigerian girls

Brig. Gen. Chris Olukolade, Nigeria's top military spokesman,left, Director General, National Orientation Agency, Mike Omeri, centre, Frank Mba National police spokesman, right, attend a press conference on the abducted school girls in Abuja, Nigeria, Monday, May 12, 2014. A Nigerian Islamic extremist leader says nearly 300 abducted schoolgirls will not be seen again until the government frees his detained fighters. A new video from Nigeria's homegrown Boko Haram terrorist network received Monday purports to show some of the girls and young women chanting Quranic verses in Arabic. The barefoot girls look frightened and sad and sit huddled together wearing gray Muslim veils. Some Christians among them say they have converted to Islam. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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Justices asked to stay ruling

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James Paulus, left, and his husband Christopher Shelton embrace through the tears as Judge Wendell Griffen fills out their marriage license after they were wed in the rotunda of the Pulaski County Courthouse in Little Rock, Ark. Monday May 12, 2014.
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