2nd April 2015
Son of Arkansas governor: I’m happy my dad’s not signing ‘religious freedom’ bill 9
5:37 PM — The son of the Governor of Arkansas has praised his father for taking his advice and refusing to sign a bill to allow businesses to refuse to serve gay people.
1st April 2015
Governor of Arkansas: My own son signed petition telling me not to sign anti-gay law 12
7:45 PM — The Republican Governor of Arkansas has said his own son signed a petition calling on him not to sign a bill to allow businesses to refuse to serve gay people.
Arkansas passes religious freedom law 7
1:43 PM — Arkansas has closely followed Indiana in passing its own "Religious Freedom Restoration" bill which allows discrimination.
30th March 2015
Tim Cook: Apple won’t tolerate dangerous laws which allow anti-LGBT discrimination 25
4:47 PM — Apple CEO Tim Cook has written an editorial calling Indiana's bill to protect "religious freedom", which allows LGBT people to be discriminate against, "very dangerous".
27th March 2015
Governor wants ‘Religious freedom’ for Arkansas 14
3:35 PM — Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson wants Indiana's religious freedom law for his state too.
24th February 2015
Protecting LGBT people from discrimination is now illegal in Arkansas 28
5:45 PM — A law preventing cities in Arkansas from protecting LGBT people against discrimination came into force on Tuesday.
23rd February 2015
Cher attacks Arkansas governor for allowing law permitting anti-gay discrimination 25
12:19 PM — Cher has hit out at the Governor of Arkansas, for allowing an anti-gay bill to pass into law.
15th February 2015
US: Arkansas governor won’t veto bill permitting discrimination against gays 14
3:29 PM — The Governor of Arkansas has said he will not veto a bill which blocks anti-discrimination laws from protecting LGBT people.
4th February 2015
Churches refuse funeral for gay man, hand his husband anti-gay leaflets 22
12:06 PM — A man in Arkansas who is organising his husband's funeral has been turned away from churches and other venues.
26th January 2015
US: Police officer under investigation for writing about ‘faggots’ and ‘fudgepackers’ on Facebook 9
6:43 PM — A police officer in the US state of Arkansas was investigated after posting "fudgepackers" and "faggots" comments on Facebook about sports team fans.
18th December 2014
Tim Cook donates ‘substantial’ amount to gay rights in Southern states
5:47 PM — Apple's CEO Tim Cook has donated a "substantial" amount of money towards promoting gay rights in southern US states.
26th November 2014
US: Arkansas and Mississippi overturn bans on same-sex marriage 1
11:52 AM — Judges in two states have separately struck down bans on same-sex marriage on the same day.
9th November 2014
Watch: TV ad pushing gay rights for Christians in Southern states 8
12:36 PM — The Human Rights Campaign has launched a TV ad expressly targeting Christians in Southern states.
20th August 2014
US: Arkansas city passes non-discrimination ordinance after 10 hour public discussion 1
5:13 PM — After close to 10 hours of public discussion, an Arkansas city became the first in the state to pass a non-discrimination ordinance protecting individuals on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
US reality star: Trans people ‘endanger’ children 19
4:11 PM — A US reality star has voiced her opposition to a bill that would grant trans people more rights.
18th August 2014
US: Couples ask Arkansas court not to delay same-sex marriages from taking place
7:30 PM — Gay and lesbian couples in the US state of Arkansas have asked for the state Supreme Court not to delay same-sex couples from marrying until the US Supreme Court rules on proceedings.
6th August 2014
US: Arkansas Attorney General asks courts to dismiss same-sex marriage lawsuits
8:45 PM — The Arkansas Attorney General's Office has asked a federal judge and the state Supreme Court to dismiss lawsuits challenging the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
2nd August 2014
US: Arkansas Attorney General launches defence of marriage ban despite ‘supporting’ same-sex marriage 1
11:16 AM — Arkansas' Attorney General has launched a bid to maintain the state's constitutional marriage ban, despite claiming to support same-sex marriage.
29th July 2014
US: HRC survey reveals extent of discrimination against LGBT in Arkansas
7:10 PM — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), released the largest survey conducted of its kind on Arkansas' LGBT community this Monday.
16th July 2014
US: Arkansas couples ask federal judge to strike down state’s same-sex marriage ban 1
11:07 PM — Attorneys for two same-sex couples asked an Arkansas federal judge Wednesday to order the striking down the state’s same-sex marriage ban.