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Arkansas Supreme Court Nixes Fayetteville LGBTQ Rights  

Arkansas Supreme Court Nixes Fayetteville LGBTQ Rights  

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | Fayetteville has been a welcome hotbed of LGBT rights advocacy in recent years, but on February 23 the Arkansas Supreme Court, reversing a ruling by Washington County Circuit Court Judge Doug Martin, found that the city and its voters violated state law by adding “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to their […]

Discriminatory Birth Certificate Laws Upheld in Arkansas

Discriminatory Birth Certificate Laws Upheld in Arkansas

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | A year and a half after the US Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry, pockets of resistance remain in the states. The latest example comes from Arkansas, where the state’s Supreme Court ruled on December 8 by a 4-3 vote that same-sex couples do […]

Arkansas Reverses Gay Dad’s Visitation Restrictions

Arkansas Reverses Gay Dad’s Visitation Restrictions

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | A sharply divided Arkansas Supreme Court voted 4-3 to reverse a circuit court’s requirement that a gay dad’s same-sex partner not be present when he has overnight visits from his youngest son. Contrary to the view of the circuit judge, the state’s high court, on November 21, found that Arkansas does […]