In recent efforts to bring equality to the state, HRC Arkansas has hosted workshops for Teach for America Summit, worked to create safer worship spaces, and joined Arkansas Transgender Equality Coalition for Second Legal Name and Gender Clinic. HRC also commends Arkansas State University on inclusive language in their EEOC Policy.
The existing patchwork of legal protections for LGBTQ people in the United States leaves millions subject to uncertainty and potential discrimination. That’s why the Human Rights Campaign is working with lawmakers and advocates to pass the Equality Act in Congress, as well as strong non-discrimination protections at the state and local levels.
In an unprecedented effort to bring equality to Arkansas, HRC launched Project One America, a comprehensive campaign to dramatically expand LGBTQ equality in the South through permanent campaigns in Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas. Project One America is the first of its kind campaign to work exclusively in Arkansas. While there are no non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people at the state or local level in employment, housing or public accommodations in Mississippi and Alabama, there are currently six municipalities in Arkansas that have passed limited measures to protect LGBTQ residents.
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