“Arkansas More Progressive Than Oregon” Not an Article from The Onion

The Arkansas Supreme Court denied the emergency stay requested by Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on the ruling by Judge Chris Piazza, which found the Constitutional amendment prohibiting gay marriage unconstitutional.

At first I was all:


But then I was all:




The Court found that a provision prohibiting county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples had not been ruled unconstitutional, so gay marriage remained effectively banned, which is why the State didn’t need an emergency stay.

I’m sure that will change pretty soon.


Earlier this week, Mike Huckabee, a former Arkansas Governor and current solicitor of media attention, embarrassed himself  when he demonstrated that he forgot that judges make rulings about constitutionality all the time. In fact, you could even call it one of their jobs. Huckabee said that Piazza should be impeached because he:

decided that he is singularly more powerful than the 135 elected legislators of the state, the elected Governor, and 75 percent of the voters of the state. Apparently he mistook his black robe for a cape and declared himself to be “SUPER LAWMAKER!
Huckabee nailed his argument with the always irrefutable, “God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and STEVE!”
+1 Huckabee
Jason Rapert also has called for Piazza’s impeachment, because he thinks constitutionality is decided by a majority of voters. Bless his heart.
David Sterling, a lawyer who disappointed Jim Bob Duggar and who wants to become the next Attorney General, notably came out with this zinger:
what really offends me is the fact that he found that the constitutional provision was unconstitutional.
I’ve called Sterling out before for blatantly misstating the law in an attempt to appeal to less sophisticated voters, but I’m really starting to wonder if he’s actually serious.

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