Tag Archives: Little Rock

ARKANSAS: Little Rock Approves LGBT Rights Bill Despite New Statewide Ban

The capital city of Arkansas just flipped its middle finger to the state legislature. Via the Associated Press: Little Rock officials voted Tuesday to prohibit the city and companies contracting with it from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity, challenging a new Arkansas law criticized as anti-gay. The ordinance approved by the city’s board on a 7-2 vote ...

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ARKANSAS: Couples Marry In Little Rock

Marriages commenced in Little Rock minutes ago. Pictured above: HRC head Chad Grifin with the first couple. More photos at the link.

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ARKANSAS: Couples Line Up For Marriage Licenses Ahead Of Possible Stay Order

The Arkansas Times reports that Pulaski County will issue same-sex marriage licenses this morning. So, presumably, will Carroll County, home to Eureka Springs, which issued 15 licenses on Saturday before closing with many couples still in line. But those might be the only places: Most counties in Arkansas will not be issuing licenses, relying on legal guidance that — if ...

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Arkansas Pol: The Homeless Are Criminals And Homosexuals

Little Rock, Arkansas city director Erma Hendrix doesn’t want a homeless shelter in her district. Because the homeless are criminals and homosexuals. And criminally homosexual. Or something. City Director Erma Hendrix has long seemed a few bricks shy (memorably, she stooged for G.W. Bush in his road show to privatize Social Security), but she seemingly outdid herself this week by ...

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