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Senator to try for anti-gay marriage resolution

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LITTLE ROCK, AR (AP) - A state senator will try again to win passage of a resolution asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to uphold a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

In May, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza ruled the state gay marriage ban unconstitutional. Over the next week, more than 500 same-sex couples obtained marriage licenses before the state Supreme Court issued a stay and said it would look at an appeal by the state. On Friday, Republican Sen. Jason Rapert of Conway intends to ask the Legislative Council to approve a resolution to keep the ban as state law.

Rapert failed in his first attempt on May 16 to get the non-binding measure to a vote before the panel.

Rapert has also called for Piazza's impeachment, though the notion hasn't picked up steam.

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