The Arkansas Supreme Court struck down a Fayetteville discrimination law on gender identity bias. The measure violates a state law, which regulates discrimination laws in Arkansas counties and municipalities to maintain consistency across the state.
It is illegal to discriminate against a person for his or her gender in Arkansas currently. The Fayetteville ordinance sought to make it illegal to discriminate against a person for gender identity or sexual orientation.
In addition to maintaining consistency, the ruling protects the religious freedom for churches and other religious organizations.
Watch Paul Harrell on Conduit News Radio below to hear more about this ruling.