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Arkansas town votes to uphold LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Eureka Springs, Ark.
Residents in Eureka Springs, a town known both for its 66-foot-tall Jesus statue and for being a gay-friendly tourist destination, voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to uphold the anti-discrimination ordinance. [...]

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Arkansas town votes on LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
A sign in support of an anti-discrimination ordinance is displayed in a retail shop window in Eureka Springs, Ark.
Eureka Springs voters are casting ballots Tuesday on whether to keep the expanded LGBT anti-discrimination protections adopted in February by the city council. [...]

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Arkansas town divided over LGBT anti-discrimination measure

Sunday, May 10, 2015
Eureka Springs, Ark.
That balance of identities will be tested Tuesday, when voters decide whether to repeal a recent local ordinance that extends discrimination protections to the LGBT community. [...]

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Arkansas court: Current justices should hear same-sex marriage case

Thursday, May 7, 2015
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The ruling doesn't guarantee that the Arkansas court will decide before the U.S. Supreme Court, which heard oral arguments last week on whether to legalize same-sex marriage and is expected to rule by late June. [...]

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Hot Springs, Ark., approves LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Hot Springs, Ark.
The ordinance prohibits the city and its vendors from discriminating against people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. [...]

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8th Circuit Court of Appeals defers same-sex marriage cases

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals deferred arguments and a decision Wednesday on same-sex marriage cases in four states until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the issue. [...]

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More Arkansas local governments push for LGBT protections

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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Officials in Arkansas' most populous county and one of its most popular tourist destinations said Tuesday they're considering prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, expanding the pushback against a new state law criticized as anti-gay. [...]

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Effort to repeal Arkansas law limiting local LGBT protections advances

Thursday, April 23, 2015
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An effort to repeal a new Arkansas law preventing local governments from extending anti-discrimination protections to LGBT residents moved closer toward appearing on next year's ballot after the state's attorney general gave initial approval to the referendum. [...]

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Little Rock, Ark., approves LGBT anti-discrimination protections

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Little Rock, Ark.
Little Rock officials have voted to require companies contracting with the city to not discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity, challenging a new Arkansas law criticized as anti-gay. [...]

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Some Arkansas cities push back against anti-gay laws by expanding LGBT protections

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
LGBT rights advocates gather at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., on April 1, 2015, after the state became the epicenter of a fight over measures critics say are anti-gay. Several Arkansas cities are trying to stem any potential fallout with efforts to push back on the new laws and expand anti-discrimination protections.
After the state faced widespread backlash over measures critics cast as anti-gay, several Arkansas cities worried about the economic fallout are challenging the new laws by expanding their anti-discrimination protections. [...]

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