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1 county clerk feels GOP heat

Posted: May 17, 2014 at 4:12 a.m.

Washington County clerk Becky Lewallen, shown left, said via text message “We will not be issuing any more until the Supreme Court decision.”

The Arkansas Supreme Court put the brakes on a week-long roller-coaster ride for many county clerks.

Chidester couple receives last same-sex marriage license in Pulaski County

Hilda Jones and Kerin Hartsell of Chidester were the last same-sex couple to receive a marriage license in Pulaski County on Friday. The two women have been together for almost 11 years. (By Lisa Burnett)
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