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Justice: Court voted on narrow part of gay marriage case (UPDATED)

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Arkansas Supreme Court in Little Rock.
Justice Rhonda Wood did not say how the court was preparing to rule. ...

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Arkansas city is going to keep its anti-discrimination ordinance

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
As of yet, Arkansas' civil rights law doesn't include sexual orientation or gender identity.
A state law takes effect tomorrow, which is aimed at prohibiting these kinds of ordinances. ...

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Cities keeping anti-discrimination measures despite new law

Sunday, July 19, 2015
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge
Officials won't stop enforcing their ordinances banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. ...

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Same-sex couples sue Arkansas over birth certificates

Monday, July 13, 2015
As of yet, Arkansas' civil rights law doesn't include sexual orientation or gender identity.
Three same-sex couples have sued Arkansas health officials for not allowing both spouses to be named on their children's birth certificates. ...

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Analysis: Marriage ruling opens fight within Arkansas GOP

Saturday, July 11, 2015
Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.)
Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson was an unlikely foil for members of his own party who were outraged at the U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down same-sex marriage bans nationwide. But now Hutchinson is facing pushback from conservatives who think ...

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Arkansas clerk won’t issue licenses to same-sex couples

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
The Van Buren County Courthouse in Little Rock, Arkansas
A county clerk in Arkansas says she won't issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite warnings from the state's governor and attorney general that public officials must comply with the U.S. Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage nationwide. ...

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Marriage equality ruling escalates war of words between Arkansas governor, lawmakers

Sunday, July 5, 2015
Arkansas state capitol in Little Rock.
Opposition from Arkansas legislative leaders to the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling lifting the ban on same-sex marriage nationwide has bubbled over into a war of words between the state's legislative and executive branches. ...

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Arkansas GOP working on new anti-gay marriage religious protections

Thursday, July 2, 2015
As of yet, Arkansas' civil rights law doesn't include sexual orientation or gender identity.
Arkansas state Senate Republicans are working on legislation to reinforce protections for religious organizations in response to last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide. ...

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Marriage equality fight turns to clerks, probate judges who refuse licenses to same-sex couples

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Erica Seagraves, right, has a discussion with Malinda Andrews on the steps of the Rowan County Judicial Center Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Morehead, Ky. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis is refusing to issue marriage licenses to all couples until further notice as an objection to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage.
Legal experts are dubious that religious freedom arguments will protect public officials who not only refuse to participate due to their own beliefs, but also decline to make accommodations so that others who don't object can serve the public instead. ...

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Arkansas clerk will resign over moral objection to issuing same‑sex marriage licenses

Monday, June 29, 2015
Dana Guffey
A county clerk in Arkansas plans to resign effective June 30 because of a moral objection to issuing same-sex marriage licenses. ...

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