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Supreme Court Doesn't Halt Same Sex Marriage Tuesday

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It's normal to be anxious on your wedding day, but it wasn't nerves, family or wedding details causing anxiety for Samantha Head and Samantha Kertz, it was time and the possibility that at any moment the Arkansas Supreme Court could issue a stay and stop their marriage.
"We chose not to do a wedding, but to go ahead and get the official marriage done, and then plan a wedding later, probably for the fall, because there's that time period between planning a wedding and actually getting it sealed that they may change their mind and issue a stay," said Head.
If a stay is issued, Pulaski County Clerk Larry Crane said his office could no longer file the paperwork, even if the couple had a license in hand and a ceremony already completed 
"No one knows exactly what will happen on those people. As soon as the stay is issued, we can't do anything else," said Crane.
The supreme court requested all parties submit their arguments by noon on Tuesday. Some county clerks argued that even if Amendment 83 is found to be unconstitutional, Arkansas code still bans the unions. Attorneys for the couples argued that a stay would cause harm and clarifications should be requested from the circuit not supreme court. 
For Head and Kertz, the ceremony was quick but emotional. The couple filed their marriage license immediately.
"We've waited a long time, and see just thinking about it I get teary-eyed. That's almost eight years that we've wanted to be married and now we can actually say we're married. It means a lot to us. It really does," said Kertz.
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