May 10 - An Arkansas state judge strikes down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, couple says ''we've been liberated,'' opponents call it ''judicial tyranny.'' Gavino Garay reports.
An Arkansas state judge strikes down the state's ban on same-sex marriage. It's a ruling that adds to the push to expand marriage rights for same-sex couples, and has Kim and Felicity Robinson thrilled. (SOUNDBITE) KIM AND FELICITY ROBINSON SAYING: "So many of us. We've been liberated basically. Going into this, we had the expectation of Arkansas being one of the least likely states for this to have been approved in. It's one of the reasons to be proud of our state." Arkansas Family Council President Jerry Cox. (SOUNDBITE) ARKANSAS FAMILY COUNCIL PRESIDENT JERRY COX SAYING: "In 2004, 75% of the people voted that marriage in Arkansas would be the union of one man, and one woman... And I'll call it judicial tyranny, because it's simply not right for one judge in Little Rock to overrule a fair vote of all the people of Arkansas." The state's attorney general intends to appeal and will ask for a stay. Seventeen states plus the District of Columbia allow same-sex couples to marry.