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A candle burns outside an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in November 2022.

Bill to prohibit LGBTQ “panic defense” tabled in Arkansas Senate committee

BY: - January 30, 2023

A bill expanding Arkansas school employees’ right to defend themselves in physical altercations passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, while another bill aimed at protecting LGBTQ Arkansans from violence was tabled. Senate Minority Whip Linda Chesterfield (D-Little Rock) said her background as a schoolteacher informed her introduction of both bills. Chesterfield introduced Senate Bill […]