- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Marion County clerk says her office will stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses, one day after the office issued a wedding license to a gay couple from Yellville.

Marion County Clerk Dee Carleton said Tuesday that after consulting with attorneys, her office will suspend issuing marriage licenses for gay couples. The clerk’s office said two men from Yellville received their license on Monday.

Saline County also stopped issuing marriage licenses for gay couples Tuesday.

But county clerks for both Washington and Pulaski Counties say they’ll continue issuing the licenses unless Arkansas’s Supreme Court accepts the attorney general’s request to temporarily preserve the state’s ban on gay marriages.

A judge overturned the ban last week.

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