AG backs gay marriage, but will defend ban
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Saturday he supports allowing same-sex couples to wed but will continue defending his state's 2004 ban on gay marriages in court.
McDaniel, a Democrat serving his final year as the state's top attorney, became the first statewide official in Arkansas to back same-sex marriage.
Voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman, but that ban and others nationwide face legal challenges.
McDaniel announced his support for gay marriage after criticizing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for telling his state counterparts in February they were not obligated to defend laws in their states banning same-sex marriage if the laws discriminate in a way forbidden by the Constitution. - AP
No turkey memorial
An animal rights activist's request to install a roadside memorial where hundreds of turkeys died in a truck crash has been denied. The Utah Department of Transportation said the request by Amy Meyer of Salt Lake City on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals did not meet standards that let grieving families memorialize loved ones who die in highway crashes. Meyers argued the condition should be overlooked because turkeys in factory farming have no living relatives. - AP
Lost track of bodies
The Utah mother accused of