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Posted: May 10, 2014 7:29 AM

Updated: May 10, 2014 7:29 AM

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) About 10 gay couples are lined up outside of a county courthouse in northwest Arkansas a day after a judge ruled that the state's same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional.

It isn't clear whether any same-sex marriage licenses will be issued Saturday, because couples must find a clerk willing to do so.

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza ruled Friday that Arkansas' 2004 voter-approved amendment to the state constitution violates the rights of gay couples. He didn't put his ruling on hold as some judges in other states have done.

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said he would appeal the ruling and asked it be suspended during that process. No appeal was filed as of Saturday morning.

Eureka Springs is in Carroll County, a popular site for destination weddings in the Ozarks.

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