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Arkansas Senator submits bill to end marriage equality across the U.S.

Arkansas Republican Senator Jason Rapert

Arkansas Republican Senator Jason Rapert has taken steps to make an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, wherein marriage would be defined as between one man and one woman.

His proposed bill, Joint Resolution Seven, seeks to ban, “any state from defining or construing the definition of ‘marriage’ to mean other than the union of one man and one woman.”

Arkansas judge rules birth certificates can only name biological parents

Only biological parents may be listed on birth certificates, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled on Thursday.

This turn of events comes almost a year after Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox advocated for same-sex parents to be included on birth certificates. A lower court judge agreed and overturned the law, only to have that decision halted by the Arkansas Supreme Court days later.

Court: Who should decide Arkansas gay marriage case?

The makeup of Arkansas' highest court changed Jan. 1 — six weeks after oral arguments. The state's new attorney general wants new arguments, but lawyers for gay couples object.

Arkansas lawmakers seek to bar anti-discrimination expansion

Cities and counties would be unable to prohibit firing or evicting someone based on their sexual orientation under legislation approved by the Arkansas Senate Monday, a move opponents blasted as a dangerous overreach into local affairs.