Separate case needed for gay marriage determination

LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) - The Arkansas Supreme Court has decided a separate case is needed before they can determine the legality of same-sex marriage, a move that will likely push the consideration until after the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the same topic.

The state Supreme Court today ruled a new case is needed to decide whether a justice who was sworn in in January should help decide whether gay marriage is legal in Arkansas.

Justices originally heard oral arguments in November.

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments in April and make a decision by late June.

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