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Gay Life in Arkansas


Gay Life in Arkansas
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Arkansas is home to some of the nation’s most prohibitive same-sex marriage laws. The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was written into the state law and state constitution, and an overwhelming majority of voters voted in favor of a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

11/2004: 75% of Arkansas voters approved Constitutional Amendment 3, which not only defined marriage as solely between a man and a woman, but also banned the performance or recognition of any contract “for unmarried persons which is identical or substantially similar to marital status.”
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