New & Noteworthy:

Arkansas

Archives | Mentions:

Page 1 of 15123...10...Last »

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. [...]

Filed under: , ,

Walmart criticizes Arkansas ‘conscience protection’ religious freedom bill

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Walmart Corporate Offices in Bentonville, Ark.
Walmart on Tuesday criticized a “conscience protection” measure in the retail giant’s home state that opponents say sanctions discrimination against gays and lesbians, while Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson also expressed concerns about the legislation. [...]

Filed under: , , , ,

Arkansas governor says he’s concerned by ‘religious freedom’ bill

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Arkansas-flag
The Republican governor said he had reservations about the House-backed "conscience protection" measure that's pending before a Senate committee, but stopped short of saying whether he opposed the bill. [...]

Filed under: , ,

Walmart speaks out against Arkansas anti-gay law – after veto deadline passes

Monday, February 23, 2015
Walmart
Walmart Stores Inc. said late Monday it opposes a new law in its home state of Arkansas to ban cities and counties from expanding anti-discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity. [...]

Filed under: , , , , , ,

No veto from Arkansas governor on bill banning LGBT discrimination laws

Monday, February 23, 2015
Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.)
Arkansas on Monday banned local governments from expanding anti-discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity, becoming the second state to adopt a measure opponents call a thinly-veiled move to discriminate against LGBT people. [...]

Filed under: , , ,

Animus on display – why Arkansas SB 202 deserves a veto

Sunday, February 22, 2015
Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.)
Last week, after a series of lightning-fast votes, the Arkansas legislature delivered SB 202 to Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s desk. If it becomes law, this bill will preempt local nondiscrimination laws and policies that offer protections on any basis not yet included in state law. [...]

Filed under: , ,

EEOC ruling: Walmart discriminated against lesbian employee

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Walmart
A federal agency says Walmart discriminated against a lesbian employee who sought health coverage for her ailing wife and has ordered "a just resolution" for violating her civil rights. [...]

Filed under: , , , , , ,

Attorneys ask federal judge to lift stay in Arkansas same-sex marriage case

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Arkansas-flag
Lawyers for gay couples challenging Arkansas' same-sex marriage ban want a federal judge to drop a stay she imposed while tossing the prohibition last year. [...]

Filed under: , ,

Couples ask Arkansas Supreme Court to allow same-sex marriages to resume

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Kristin Seaton, center, of Jacksonville, Ark., holds up her marriage license as she leaves the Carroll County Courthouse in Eureka Springs, Ark., with her partner, Jennifer Rambo, left, of Fort Smith, Ark. Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Eureka Springs, Ark. Rambo and Seaton were the first same-sex couple to be granted a marriage license in Eureka Springs after a judge overturned Amendment 83, which banned same-sex marriage in the state of Arkansas.
The couples challenging Arkansas' same-sex marriage ban are asking the state's highest court to lift its stay in the case and allow clerks to resume issuing same-sex marriage licenses. [...]

Filed under: , ,

Arkansas lawmaker’s gay brother speaks out on bill to ban LGBT rights ordinances

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Donald Collins (left) and Arkansas state Rep. Charlie Collins.
The openly gay brother of an Arkansas state lawmaker is speaking out over his brother's vote in favor of a bill that would prohibit LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinances local municipalities. [...]

Filed under: , ,

Page 1 of 15123...10...Last »