Region 8 couple confused about validity of marriage

Region 8 couple confused about validity of marriage

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro couple is unsure about the validity of their marriage license.

On May 16, 2014, Lesa Dacus and her partner went to Little Rock to be married.

The couple was married, but a stay was placed on the ruling allowing same sex marriages to take place in Arkansas.

"The state itself is wanting to try to revise and re-look at things I think in an effort to put a hold on things for the direction that things are ultimately going," Dacus said.

Now, Dacus and her spouse are frustrated as they wait for the courts to decide the fate of their marriage.

"It's like they're really wanting to hold onto, to the very last second, before conceding to what, you know, what has become and it's not just a trend," Dacus said. "It's become something that is presenting equality for all people."

Around 500 marriages in Arkansas are currently in a holding pattern, waiting for the court to determine if their marriage is legal or not.

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