Tag Archives: Eureka Springs

ARKANSAS: Eureka Springs Voters Block Repeal Of LGBT Rights Bill

Some great news tonight: People in Eureka Springs voted Tuesday to keep a measure that would prohibit the city and private businesses from discriminating against someone based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. The unofficial final tally was 579 votes in favor of ratifying Ordinance 2223, approved by the city council in February. 231 people voted in favor of ...

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ARKANSAS: Christian Leader Of LGBT Rights Repeal Movement Exposed As Convicted Serial Rapist

From You Can’t Make It Up Headquarters: The Arkansas Times has confirmed that a Baptist preacher in Eureka Springs who features prominently in a new video urging repeal of the city’s Ordinance 2223, which protects LGBT people from discrimination, pleaded guilty to a series of violent rapes in Oklahoma in 1977. Acra Lee Turner, 60, currently serves as a pastor ...

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ARKANSAS: Pro-LGBT Church Banned From Eureka Springs Easter Parade

Ozarks First reports: Eureka Springs Celebrate Jesus Easter parade made its way through downtown Saturday afternoon, but one church was left on the sidelines. First United Methodist of Eureka Springs applied to be in the parade, and was initially accepted. One week before the parade, however, they were told they were no longer welcome. Church member Suzie Bell believes it’s ...

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ARKANSAS: LGBT Groups Issue Last Minute Veto Plea To Governor

Two weeks ago the Arkansas legislature approved a bill that would ban any municipality from enacting LGBT anti-discrimination ordinances. Without a veto from Gov. Asa Hutchinson, that law goes into effect tomorrow. Yesterday Lambda Legal, the ACLU, GLAD, and the NCLR issued a last-minute plea to Hutchinson. SB 202 was passed to thwart cities like Fayetteville and Eureka Springs that ...

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ARKANSAS: Bill To Ban All LGBT Rights Laws Heads To Governor’s Desk

Via Buzzfeed: The Arkansas legislature gave its final thumbs-up Friday to a bill that would block cities and counties from enacting antidiscrimination laws that protect LGBT people. The Arkansas House of Representatives voted decisively, 57-20, for SB202, with seven members voting present. Having already cleared the state Senate Monday, the bill now heads to Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who is not ...

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ARKANSAS: Eureka Springs Approves Sweeping Anti-Discrimination Protections, But It May All Be For Naught

City officials in the popular LGBT resort town of Eureka Springs last night unanimously approved a sweeping rights ordinance just days before the Arkansas legislature is due to enact a ban on any such laws in the state. Ordinance 2223 was rushed through three readings at Monday’s meeting so it would become city law before a bill in the state ...

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