Pride Parade Celebrates Equality

Posted: June 30, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Kim Canaday, left, proposes Saturday to longtime girlfriend Karen Pollard, both of Gentry, before the start of the NWA Pride Parade in Fayetteville.

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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Fayetteville is starting to look like San Francisco if one made a guess based on these "pride" events. I'm sure Harvey Milk would be proud. I am standing by to hear what noise echoes from feelings of the rest of the State.

I'd personally like to see government get out the marriage business altogether, but why should we just trash the foundations of society to accommodate those bent on doing just that anyway.

Posted by: Tankersley101

June 30, 2013 at 6:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

That's a dude proposing to a girl. Newspaper ran the wrong picture with the story.

Posted by: JailBird

June 30, 2013 at 6:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

That's exactly what your team said about interracial marriage 60 years ago. They were wrong then too.

All anti-interracial marriage arguments convert perfectly into anti-same sex marriage arguments because they are the same in that they are both based upon an emotional, even irrational desire, to discriminate against a group of people and oppress them because they are different. It's disgusting.

Posted by: fayfreethinker

June 30, 2013 at 6:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )


Plenty of folks that carry the minority label your team puts on them find your comparison disgusting.

Posted by: Tankersley101

June 30, 2013 at 6:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

And its still a dude proposing to a gal.

Posted by: JailBird

June 30, 2013 at 8:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )


Plenty of folks find your comment about gay people trashing the 'foundations of society' quite disgusting. But I guess it's ok for you to insult people...

Posted by: Dexter

June 30, 2013 at 8:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

i just find gay people disgusting alot of them hit on other people even when they know they are str8 hoping to "turn" them out. its just a radical liberal narcissistic lifestyle it is choice, just as up until now society has chosen heterosexuality by necessity and patriarchy by choice. its all getting a pre op post op tit lift something resembling a giraffe. people feel good for doing what they perceive are good things. recent scientific studies have shown the correlation of stress levels compared to those who goto church and those who recycle. whats going to happen when the liberal run out of victims? our liberals sway between mock outrage(blame) and self righteousness. want to find a church full of people who have lost the way and wasting their time? Go and sin no more. Homosexual churches. Explain how you can ignore the elements of the homosexual relationship which bear no fruit can compare to the hetero which do bear fruit, which are lasting. Depending on the (its a small world after all) effect you would never hear about the gay bigotry towards the mainstream. "breeder" So lets revel in the government superceding the will of the people once more.. all inthe name of.. a science experiment? Welcome to the 21st nwo

Posted by: UoABarefootPhdFICYMCA

June 30, 2013 at 9:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )


I never said anything about "gay people." I am sorry if I offended or insulted anyone with my opinion about the sanctity of marriage and the efforts to continue what I perceive is an attack on it.

And yes, I am in agreement with Mr. Mark Williams, God loves everybody.

Posted by: Tankersley101

July 1, 2013 at 9:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )