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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 town rushes to pass local LGBT non-discrimination law ahead of state ban

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Eureka Springs, Ark.
The Eureka Springs, Ark., city council on Monday unanimously passed an LGBT-inclusive anti-discrimination ordinance, just hours after the state Senate approved a bill to prohibit local governments from passing such laws. ...

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Eureka Springs, Ark., hosts first ‘mass gay wedding reception in Bible Belt’

Monday, August 4, 2014
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. -- The city of Eureka Springs hosted the first “mass gay wedding reception in the Bible Belt” on Saturday, welcoming hundreds of guests from across the region to celebrate the more than 500 same-sex couples married in ...

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Carroll County, Ark., stops issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Monday, May 12, 2014
Fifteen same-sex couples were granted marriage licenses at the Carroll County Courthouse Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Eureka Springs, Ark.
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. -- After issuing marriage licenses to 15 same-sex couples on Saturday, and about a dozen on Monday, the Carroll County clerk's office says it will now just issue licenses that include a man and a woman. ...

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Arkansas clerk issues first same-sex marriage license

Saturday, May 10, 2014
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.
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. -- Same-sex marriage arrived in the Bible Belt on Saturday, beginning with two women who had traveled overnight to ensure they'd be first in line. ...

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