Arkansas Senate Creating Anti-Discrimination Law Ban

A new bill is gaining speed in the Arkansas State Senate that would ban local governments from creating their own anti-discrimination laws.

State senator Bart Hester of cave springs sponsored the bill.

The bill passed in the senate and now heads to the house.

If this bill is approved, Arkansas would only be the second state to create a law like this one.

Last year Fayetteville voters rejected an anti-discrimination law.

While this proposal is being considered in the state senate, one local town has gone on with a proposal of their own

In eureka springs, the city council unanimously passed an anti-discrimination ordinance specific for their town.

This prohibits the discrimination of others based on their sexual orientation.

The ordinance passed in a five to zero votes and a citation will be issued if the ordinance is violated.


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