500 Couples Expected at Group Same-Sex Marriage Reception

By KOLR10 News

Published 08/02 2014 01:18PM

Updated 08/03 2014 09:49PM

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ar. -- A public wedding reception for newly married same-sex couples will be held in Eureka Springs, Ar. on August 2.

The ‘Married to Equality’ reception is an event open to the public that will honor the more than 500 same sex couples that were married in Arkansas in May of 2014 after a state judge invalidated the state’s marriage amendment banning same sex marriage, ruling it unconstitutional.

The judge’s ruling was later stayed by the Arkansas Supreme Court.

The reception is co-sponsored by the national Human Rights Campaign and the Eureka Springs Gay Business Guild.

The reception will be from at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm August 2 at Farm to Table Fresh restaurant in Eureka Springs.

More than 40 restaurants, hotels, bed and breakfasts, gift shops, galleries and retailers have contributed goods and services to the reception.

The Eureka Springs City Council has issued a public invitation to the event.

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