Justices in Arkansas Supreme Court criticize move in gay marriage case as delay tactic

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Little Rock, Ark. (AP) — Two members of the Arkansas Supreme Court — including the chief justice — said on April 8 that a ruling on whether to legalize gay marriage in the state is being unnecessarily delayed by the rest of the court.

Chief Justice Jim Hannah and Associate Justice Paul Danielson recused themselves from a separate case surrounding whether Justice Rhonda Wood, who was sworn in in January, can rule on the constitutionality of the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. Justices last week said a separate case was needed on the matter, a move that likely pushes the consideration until after the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the same topic.

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