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  • Analysis: Resolution signals new rift with court

    A judge's decision to strike down all Arkansas laws preventing gay couples from marrying starts a new chapter in the already contentious relationship between the state's Legislature and its courts.


  • Resolution on gay marriage fails in Legislature

    An effort by Arkansas lawmakers to weigh in on the state's legal battle over its same-sex marriage ban faltered Friday after a group of Democratic legislators blocked a resolution urging the state Supreme Court to prevent gay couples from wedding.


  • Arkansas lawmakers to discuss gay marriage ruling

    An Arkansas lawmaker says he'll ask his colleagues to pass a resolution urging the state Supreme Court to uphold a gay marriage ban and invalidate hundreds of marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples.


  • Analysis: Appeal puts new focus on social issues

    Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's decision to appeal a ruling striking down Arkansas' 12-week abortion ban isn't just giving hope to conservative activists who want to preserve one of the strictest abortion laws in the country. It also could inject a new focus on abortion and other social issues into dozens of statewide and legislative races that had been focused more on health care, taxes and other matters.


  • Arkansas to appeal ruling on 12-week abortion ban

    Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Friday he'll appeal a federal judge's decision to strike down a state law that banned most abortions 12 weeks into a woman's pregnancy, one of the strictest prohibitions on the procedure in the nation.


  • Ark. judge strikes down heartbeat-based abortion ban

    A U.S. District Court’s ruling against Arkansas’ fetal heartbeat-based abortion restrictions disappointed pro-life advocates, but they said the effort still helps the unborn.


  • Arkansas adopts US's most restrictive abortion law

    Arkansas lawmakers overrode a veto Wednesday and gave the state the most restrictive abortion law in the country _ a near-ban on the procedure from the 12th week of pregnancy onward that is certain to end up in court.


  • **FILE** Sen. Jason Rapert, Conway Republican, waits to be interviewed near the senate chamber at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock on March 5, 2013. The Senate voted to override Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of Rapert's legislation that would ban most abortions from the 12th week of pregnancy onward. (Associated Press)

    Ark. lawmakers approve nation's strictest abortion law

    The Arkansas General Assembly on Wednesday enacted a first-in-the-nation law that would ban most abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy if a fetal heartbeat is detected.


  • Ark. Senate overrides veto of 12-week abortion ban

    The Arkansas Senate voted Tuesday to override Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of legislation that would ban most abortions from the 12th week of pregnancy onward and give the state the most restrictive abortion laws in the country.


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