Pride Parade Celebrates Equality
Posted: June 30, 2013 at 5 a.m.
Samantha Shelton carried a sign Saturday that read “No Freedom Til’ We’re Equal.”
At A Glance
Federal, State Moves
• The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a portion of federal law that defines marriage as being between a man and a woman but stopped short of declaring state bans on gay marriage are unconstitutional in a pair of decisions handed down Wednesday. The decision means federal benefits, such as Social Security payments, favorable tax treatment and military housing vouchers, cannot be withheld from same-sex couples if those benefits are given to heterosexual couples.
• Arkansans for Equality, a nonprofit group founded in 2012, wants to repeal Amendment 83 to the Arkansas Constitution, which defines marriage as between one man and one woman and prohibits other arrangements from having the legal status of marriage. The group submitted its proposal on Thursday to Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office for review.
Source: Staff Report
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