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Governor: Court should decide marriage validity

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark - Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says it'll be up to the state's high court to decide whether hundreds of marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples are valid while the state defends its gay marriage ban.

Beebe told reporters Tuesday that the Supreme Court will ultimately have to decide whether the state should recognize the roughly 300 marriage licenses that have been issued since a Pulaski County judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban.

The state is appealing Pulaski County Judge Chris Piazza's Friday ruling that the ban was unconstitutional, and has asked the Supreme Court to stay his order.

Beebe also dismissed the suggestion by some Republican lawmakers that Piazza be impeached for his ruling, saying that process shouldn't be used if someone disagrees with a judge's decision.
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