- Associated Press - Thursday, July 23, 2015

POCAHONTAS, Ark. (AP) - The Randolph County clerk says she’ll issue same-sex marriage licenses after saying before that she was unsure if she would due to conflicts with her religion.

County clerk Rhonda Blevins tells The Jonesboro Sun (https://bit.ly/1MnsBYT ) that she spoke with an attorney for the Association of Arkansas Counties who advised her to grant the licenses or to consider resigning.

Blevins says after careful consideration, she decided that she would help the county’s residents more by staying in office.

She says her staff has been supportive while she contemplated her decision. She says no same-sex couples have requested a license in the county since last month’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized the marriages.


Information from: The Jonesboro Sun, https://www.jonesborosun.com

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