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Arkansas Senate approves anti-LGBT religious protection bill

Friday, March 27, 2015
Arkansas state capitol in Little Rock.
Arkansas inched closer Friday toward becoming the second state this year to adopt a law that critics say would sanction discrimination against LGBT individuals, with the state Senate approving a religious protection bill. [...]

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Arkansas governor says he’d sign anti-LGBT religious protection bill

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.)
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he would sign into law a religious protection measure that opponents have said would open the door to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians. [...]

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Arkansas Senate panel advances ‘conscience protection’ measure

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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An Arkansas Senate panel has advanced a 'conscience protection' bill that critics have called a thinly veiled endorsement of discrimination against LGBT individuals. [...]

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Arkansas lawmaker dropping bill to add LGBT protections

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Greg Leding
Democratic Rep. Greg Leding said he was withdrawing his bill to add the protections to state law addressing discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations because he doesn't have enough votes to pass his bill. [...]

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Arkansas lawmaker proposes adding LGBT protections to state law

Monday, March 9, 2015
Greg Leding
Democratic Rep. Greg Leding of Fayetteville has proposed adding the protections to state law addressing discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations. [...]

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Arkansas, Nebraska businesses sign pledge for LGBT equality

Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Hundreds of businesses in Arkansas and Nebraska have signed an HRC pledge to advance workplace equality for members of the LGBT community. [...]

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Federal judge won’t lift stay in Arkansas same-sex marriage case

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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A federal judge who last year tossed out Arkansas' voter-approved gay marriage ban won't lift her own stay and let same-sex marriages resume immediately. [...]

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Arkansas AG opposes effort to lift stay in same-sex marriage case

Monday, March 2, 2015
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge (R-Ark.)
The Arkansas attorney general has asked a federal judge who struck down the state's gay marriage ban to not allow same-sex couples to wed while the ruling is being appealed. [...]

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Arkansas Senate panel rejects anti-LGBT ‘conscience-protection’ bill

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Arkansas state capitol in Little Rock.
A "conscience-protection" proposal in Arkansas that critics call an attempt to sanction discrimination against gays and lesbians has failed before a legislative panel. [...]

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Conway, Ark., approves LGBT protections for city employees

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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The Conway, Ark., city city council has voted in favor of adding sexual orientation and gender identity protections for city employees. [...]

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