24th February 2015
Protecting LGBT people from discrimination is now illegal in Arkansas 24
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.
20th June 2014
US: Arkansas Legislative Council claims judge ‘abused authority’ by striking down marriage ban 1
7:16 PM — The Arkansas Legislative Council has approved a resolution condemning the judge who struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
19th May 2014
Arkansas Governor candidate: Politicians should be able to override courts’ rulings on same-sex marriage 16
7:51 PM — A candidate hoping to become the Republican nominee for Arkansas Governor has said the state Legislature should have the power to override state courts' rulings on issues like same-sex marriage.
16th May 2014
US: Arkansas Supreme Court puts same-sex marriage ban back in place 13
10:40 PM — Arkansas' Supreme Court has suspended a decision striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban, putting it back in place despite hundreds of couples already having married.
15th May 2014
US: Arkansas same-sex marriages to resume after judge strikes down secondary ban 4
9:17 PM — Same-sex weddings will resume again in Arkansas tomorrow, following a ruling by a judge striking down a secondary marriage ban.
US: Arkansas clerk to stop marrying same-sex couples temporarily
12:59 PM — A county clerk in Arkansas has said he will temporarily stop marrying same-sex couples, after a Supreme Court ruling caused legal confusion.