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

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - June 26, 2015 - Northwest Arkansas is ready to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic Obergefell v. Hodges ruling in support of same-sex marriage today and throughout NWA Pride weekend. The Northwest Arkansas Center for Equality issued the statement below praising the … Read more about Local Community to Celebrate Historic Marriage Ruling; Statement from NWA Center for Equality

NWA Center for Equality Applauds Fayetteville City Council Vote on Uniform Civil Rights Protection Ordinance

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - June 16, 2015 - Northwest Arkansas Center for Equality (NWA Center for Equality) issued the following statement after the Fayetteville City Council approved a measure to send the city's Uniform Civil Rights Protection Ordinance to voters in an election September 8th: "For … Read more about NWA Center for Equality Applauds Fayetteville City Council Vote on Uniform Civil Rights Protection Ordinance

NWA Center for Equality Applauds Marriage Equality Ruling by Judge Wendell Griffen

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - June 9, 2015 - The Northwest Arkansas Center for Equality commends Judge Wendell Griffen's ruling today that recognizes more than 500 same-sex marriages issued across Arkansas in May 2014. The ruling requires the state Finance and Administration Department to allow the couples … Read more about NWA Center for Equality Applauds Marriage Equality Ruling by Judge Wendell Griffen

NWA Center for Equality Issues Statement in Support of Proposed Fayetteville Nondiscrimination Ordinance

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - June 5, 2013  - Northwest Arkansas Center for Equality issued the following statement regarding "An Ordinance to Ensure Uniform Nondiscrimination Protections Within the City of Fayetteville for Groups Already Protected to Varying Degrees Throughout State Law." The measure is … Read more about NWA Center for Equality Issues Statement in Support of Proposed Fayetteville Nondiscrimination Ordinance

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

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – MAY 26, 2015 – 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 … Read more about NWA Center for Equality Announces Official 2015 NWA Pride Events; Cheryl Maples Named Pride Parade Grand Marshal

NWA Center for Equality Statement Following Bentonville School District Non-Discrimination Policy Vote

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - May 4, 2015 - NWA Center for Equality issued the following statement after the Bentonville School District failed to pass an updated non-discrimination policy that would include sexual orientation. Similar protections are in place at the University of Arkansas and local school … Read more about NWA Center for Equality Statement Following Bentonville School District Non-Discrimination Policy Vote

NWA Center for Equality Calls for Update to Arkansas Civil Rights Act as Governor Signs SB 975

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – April 3, 2015 – NWA Center for Equality issued the following statement as Governor Asa Hutchinson signed SB 975 into law: “SB 975 is the lesser of two evils. Almost any bill is better than Rep. Bob Ballinger's divisive HB 1228 that brought national embarrassment to our state, … Read more about NWA Center for Equality Calls for Update to Arkansas Civil Rights Act as Governor Signs SB 975

Voices That Cannot Be Ignored: NWA Center for Equality Statement on HB 1228

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – April 1, 2015 – NWA Center for Equality issued the following statement by board president Chaz Allen following Governor Asa Hutchinson’s remarks about House Bill 1228 (HB 1228) authored by Representative Bob Ballinger of Hindsville: “Arkansans have had enough. From the … Read more about Voices That Cannot Be Ignored: NWA Center for Equality Statement on HB 1228