LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Tuesday morning, Saline County announced they will not issue same-sex marriage licenses until further notice.
In a statement from Saline County Clerk's Office it states:
"Based on legal advice, the Saline County Clerk's office sold a limited number of same sex marriage licenses on Monday with the intention that the office was following state law. Upon additional information being presented, it has been determined that the recent ruling by Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza that the law concerning marriages has become vague and unclear. Therefor until the law is clarified and the state is following one law in unity, the Saline County Clerk's office will follow the Constitutional Amendment 83 that defines marriage between a man and a woman. This Amendment was passed in 2004 by a margin of 75% of voters. Marriage licenses will be sold in Saline County to people that meet this constitutional law of the great state of Arkansas."
"Elected officials should be empowering voters, not overruling their vote," state Saline County Clerk Doug Curtis. He goes on to say, "With reckless abandonment, Judge Piazza declared Amendment 83 unconstitutional and did not exercise wisdom by placing a stay on his decision."
"I do not believe that one circuit judge should have the authority with the stroke of a pen to dismiss over 750,000 Arkansas votes. This is the very reason that we have Supreme Court justices that are elected on a statewide basis," Curtis commented.