Tag Archives: Fayetteville

ARKANSAS: State Supreme Court Strikes Down LGBT Rights Law Opposed By Famous Christian Child Molester

The local LGBT ordinance battled by former Family Research Council leader and incestuous child molester Josh Duggar has been struck down. Arkansas Online reports: The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a city’s ordinance banning discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, but it stopped short of saying whether a state law aimed at prohibiting such ...

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ARKANSAS: Judge Upholds Fayetteville’s LGBT Rights Law, Rules It Doesn’t Conflict With Statewide Ban

Take that, Duggar family. The Associated Press reports: A state judge on Tuesday upheld a northwest Arkansas city’s ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, ruling that it doesn’t conflict with a law aimed at blocking local protections for gays and lesbians. Washington County Circuit Judge Doug Martin ruled that the Fayetteville ordinance ratified by voters last ...

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ARKANSAS: Activists Celebrate As Fayetteville Voters Reject Duggar Family And Approve LGBT Rights Bill

Late last year the voters of Fayetteville, Arkansas repealed a city council-approved and comprehensive LGBT rights bill after a vicious campaign spearheaded by the Duggar family. Today Fayetteville voters rejected hate and by a 53-47 margin approved an imperfect new LGBT rights bill. The Democrat-Gazette reports: In a reversal of a similar special election last year, Fayetteville voters resoundingly ratified ...

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ARKANSAS: Activists Booted From Anti-Gay Rights Rally Led By Martyred Oregon Bakers [VIDEO]

Thanks in large part to the work of the Duggar family, last December voters in Fayetteville, Arkansas repealed that town’s LGBT rights ordinance. Activists have placed another LGBT right bill on the ballot and last night four of them were booted out a “Protect Fayetteville” rally held at a Baptist church where martyred Oregon bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein spoke ...

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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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Liberty Counsel Cheers Fayetteville

Liberty Counsel is taking credit for the repeal of Fayetteville’s LGBT rights ordinance, which we’re pretty sure was the work of the FRC and the Duggar family. Via press release: In a special referendum vote, Fayetteville voters repealed a law passed by the City Council in August that required churches, Christian schools, and other para-church ministries to hire homosexuals for ...

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Josh Duggar: I Fight Non-Discrimination Laws Because I Love Gay People

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Tony Perkins Cheers Fayetteville Repeal

“Arkansas voters got an early Christmas present when Fayetteville put the city council on notice that it wouldn’t tolerate a Houston-type ordinance. In an incredible victory, voters turned out in droves — even in an ultra-liberal college town — to roll back a measure that would have given locals the ‘right’ to use either gender’s bathroom, shower, locker room, or ...

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Human Rights Campaign: Does TLC Know How Hateful The Duggars Really Are?

From the HRC’s blog: Last night, LGBT equality took a step backward in Arkansas following a Fayetteville vote to repeal a citywide non-discrimination ordinance that included protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In a vicious, months-long campaign, anti-LGBT activists painted Ordinance 119 — a non-discrimination law — as something that would allow “sexual predators … to enter gender-private ...

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Fayetteville Repeals LGBT Rights Law

Thanks to the Duggars, this will fuel repeal campaigns nationwide.

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ARKANSAS: Josh Duggar Makes Last Minute Pitch For LGBT Rights Repeal

Fayetteville city officials are predicting a large turnout for today’s repeal vote, which is unusual for a single-issue special ballot, but not surprising considering how inflamed the anti-gay side is. Of the 49,000 registered voters in Fayetteville, about 10% voted early. According to Becky Lewallen, the Washington County Clerk, 4,494 people cast their ballot Dec. 2, 3, 4, 5 and ...

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ARKANSAS: Fayetteville Votes Today On Repeal Of LGBT Rights Ordinance

Back in August, we all watched into the wee hours of the morning as the Fayetteville City Council endured ten hours of vicious and ugly public comments before approving its LGBT rights ordinance by a 6-2 vote. Anti-gay groups and local churches immediately launched a petition campaign to put the issue to public vote, which is happening today. Last month ...

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ARKANSAS: Fayetteville Chamber Of Commerce Calls For LGBT Rights Repeal

Back in August, the city council of Fayetteville, Arkansas voted 6-2 to approve a sweeping LGBT rights ordinance after a live-streamed ten-hour public debate that was hotly followed into the wee hours of the morning by many of you here. Four weeks later local haters had gathered enough petition signatures to force the issue onto a referendum that will be ...

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Media Matters Debunks Top Five Myths About LGBT Non-Discrimination Laws

Carlos Maza does a great job. Watch this.

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Matt Barber Has The Fayetteville Sadz

The non-discrimination ordinance passed earlier this month in Fayetteville, Arkansas already exists in similar form in hundreds of cities, but the Liberty Counsel is going to try to place a repeal on the November ballot.

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WATCH: Fayetteville Mayor Passionately Urges Passage Of LGBT Rights Bill

After nearly ten hours of often ugly and often heartbreaking public testimony, at 3:30am this morning Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan set up the final city council vote with the below passionate plea for the passage of his city’s LGBT rights ordinance. Watch this and feel good about the south. Watch this and feel hope. (Tipped by JMG reader Hog Fan)

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Local Haters Have The Fayetteville Sadz

Why does #Fayetteville discriminate against Christian beliefs? Why outsiders force their ideas on All? Who’s been disenfranchised here? — OurVoicesAR (@OurVoicesAR) August 20, 2014 #Fayetteville LGBT agenda wins over willof people who elect, votes 6-2 to OK “anti discrimination” law that attacks Christians’ rights #arpx— OurVoicesAR (@OurVoicesAR) August 20, 2014

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