HRC Local: Arkansas

Breaking News: HRC Arkansas Unveils Results of Largest LGBT Survey in State’s History

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Human Rights Campaign fights for LGBT equality in Arkansas alongside state and local groups and lawmakers.

In an unprecedented effort to bring equality to Arkansas, HRC has announced Project One America, a comprehensive campaign to dramatically expand LGBT equality in the South through permanent campaigns in Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas.

Click Here to Voice Your Support or text ONEARKANSAS to 30644 to join us.

Earlier this year, HRC undertook the largest survey of its kind to date on the needs, experiences, and priorities of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Arkansas.

The results show that LGBT Arkansans are just like their friends and family members—living, working, volunteering, and going to church within their communities. However, LGBT people also face daunting amounts of harassment and discrimination and enjoy no legal protections at either the local or state level.

Click here to read our brochure detailing some of the Arkansas survey findings. You can read and download the full fact sheet here.

The marriage equality landscape is rapidly changing in Arkansas. On May 9, 2014, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza struck down Arkansas’s ban on same-sex marriages. On May 16, the state Supreme Court suspended marriages while state officials' appeal. During the week in which same-sex marriages were allowed, more than 450 Arkansas same-sex couples married. For more updates on the case, click here. 


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