Latest News Wires Mississippi's gay marriage ban falls just hours after Arkansas's

Federal judges in Arkansas and Mississippi have struck down state bans on same-sex marriage. In both states, the rulings are stayed pending appeal.

By , Associated Press

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A federal judge on Tuesday overturned Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage, but circuit clerks cannot immediately start to issue marriage licenses to gay or lesbian couples because the order was on hold for two weeks so the state can appeal.