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!
what really offends me is the fact that he found that the constitutional provision was unconstitutional.