Local Community to Celebrate Historic Marriage Ruling; Statement from NWA Center for Equality

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – June 22, 2015 – The Northwest Arkansas Center for Equality issued the following statement celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic ruling in support of same-sex marriage and reminding Arkansans that much work remains as Arkansas’ journey toward full equality continues. Cheryl Maples, an attorney who represented plaintiffs in the historic case that struck down Arkansas’ Amendment 83 in 2014 and opened the door for LGBTQ couples to marry, joins NWA Center for Equality Saturday as grand marshal of the ninth annual NWA Pride Parade and Festival in Fayetteville. A full schedule of events is available at http://www.nwapride.org.

Letter: Next Step in Bentonville Schools Debate

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Dear Friends, Last week, I was among several people who spoke during the six-hour public comment period of the Bentonville School District’s proposed Equal Employment Opportunity policy. As a Bentonville resident and the president of the NWA Center for Equality … Continued

NWA Center for Equality Announces Official 2015 NWA Pride Events; Cheryl Maples Named Pride Parade Grand Marshal

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Northwest Arkansas’ 9th annual pride will celebrate “Equality for All” with events in Benton and Washington counties June 25th – 28th. To meet the needs of the growing local LGBTQ and ally community, NWA Pride, Inc. recently merged with the NWA Center for Equality, the area’s leading grassroots support and advocacy nonprofit supporting the lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer community.

ACTION ALERT: Protect Bentonville Teachers

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Protect Bentonville teachers from the American Family Association’s hate campaign! The Bentonville Board of Education votes May 4th on a measure that would extend equal protection to LGBTQ employees…just like the UofA, Walmart and federal government. Contact these board members now and tell them to support the measure…

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