Governor Mike Huckabee signed the bill into law, and it went into effect on April 12, Sexual orientation and gender identity covered in employment anti-discrimination laws statewide since Bostock v. Hodges that bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, effectively legalizing same-sex marriage in the United States.
The small town of Eureka Springs in Carroll County is the only incorporated place in Arkansas to allow domestic partnerships since and healthcare coverage for domestic partners of city workers since On November 2,Arkansas voters approved Constitutional Amendment 3a state initiated constitutional amendment that prohibited the recognition of same-sex marriage, as well as anything "identical or substantially similar to marital status" in the state of Arkansas.
Saipan Tribune. The local Ohio Registrar agreed same sex marriage case law in Arkansas discriminating against the same-sex married couple was unconstitutional,  but the state attorney general's office announced plans to defend Ohio's same-sex marriage ban.
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Arkansas Supreme Court. Requires sex reassignment surgery. Arkansas bans same-sex marriage in both state statute and its state Constitution.
Same-Sex Marriage in Arkansas. Movement Advancement Project. Retrieved July 3, The Arkansas constitutional ban on same-sex marriages and civil unions was active from until , per Constitutional Amendment 3. Asa Hutchinson eventually issued a directive that the department treat married lesbian couples the same as married heterosexual couples and to include the names of both spouses on birth certificates.