Will Phillips

May 15, 2014

Arkansas woman follows in son's footsteps to create LGBT equality

Laura Phillips officiated the first same-sex wedding in Arkansas this past Friday, following the lead of her son Will who refused to pledge allegiance to the flag of a country that didn't allow marriage equality in 2010.

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Ask This Ark. Newspaper to Print Gay Couple's Engagement Announcement

The Northwest Arkansas Times refuses to print the engagement announcement of a gay couple, citing state law which does not legally recognize the marriages of loving and committed gay and lesbian couples. In similar situations, other newspapers have opted to stand in favor of inclusivity and against discrimination. A new Change.org petition encourages the Northwest Arkansas Times to join the ranks of those newspapers that practice inclusivity in spite of state laws that aren't quite there yet.

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