The two counties were the only in the entire state continuing to hand out licenses to gay couples.
Both counties decided Wednesday to suspend the process, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Thursday morning
Washington County Clerk, Becky Lewallen released the following statement to KNWA shortly after the decision:
"The Washington County Clerk's Office has suspended issuing same-sex marriage licenses pending clarification. I will be in contact with the County Clerks Association, Washington County Attorney, as well as other county clerks to see how they will proceed."