NW’s parade swells with pride

Posted: June 28, 2015 at 3:47 a.m.

Cheryl Maples, who along with Jack Wagoner represented plaintiffs in the court case that led to the striking down of Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriages, serves as grand marshal Saturday in the Northwest Arkansas Pride Parade.

A woman walking near the front of the Northwest Arkansas Pride Parade on Saturday morning clasped hands with her partner among the rainbow-colored flags.

Roxie Howard of Eureka Springs wears a balloon wig Saturday during the NWA Pride Parade on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. Visit nwadg.com/photos to s...

Participants walk Saturday while carrying flags and posters during the NWA Pride Parade on Dickson Street in Fayetteville.

Participants walk Saturday while carrying a large rainbow flag during the NWA Pride Parade on Dickson Street in Fayetteville.

Cammi Tull (left), 16, and friend Madi Rotert, 16, both of Springdale, wave Saturday during the NWA Pride Parade.

Grand Marshals

This year’s grand marshals for the Northwest Arkansas Pride Parade were attorneys Cheryl Maples and Jack Wagoner, both of whom represented plaintiffs in the historic case that led a court to strike down Arkansas’s voter-approved Amendment 83. The amendment passed in 2004 and banned marriage between same-sex couples. It was found unconstitutional in 2014.Source: Staff Report

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