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Tell AR Newspaper to Change Discriminatory Policy

Post submitted by Dan Rafter, Former HRC Associate Director of Communications

HRC is joining with the Center for Equality in Arkansas and calling on the Northwest Arkansas Times to drop their discriminatory policy of refusing to run the engagement and wedding announcements of same-sex couples. Recently, the paper rejected an announcement submitted by Cody Renegar and Thomas Staed.

The newspaper says it will only publish the announcements of couples who can legally wed. Arkansas law does not permit loving, committed same-sex couples to marry.

A majority of Americans support marriage equality and feel the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act should be repealed. View the Change.org petition, and learn more about the laws and protections – or lack thereof – impacting LGBT people in Arkansas.

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