DRAMA AT THE CAPITOL: (clockwise from top left): Rep. Clarke Tucker (D-Little Rock) urges a "No" vote; Rep. Bob Ballinger (R-Hindsville), the chief sponsor of HB 1228; protestors on Monday outside a Capitol committee meeting room; Presbyterian minister Marie Mainard O'Connell at an early morning event outside the Governor's Mansion on Monday; and activists with a Transgender Pride flag wait for the legislature to convene Tuesday.
Protests over HB 1228, Arkansas's so-called "religious freedom" bill, have dominated the final days of the 2015 legislative session. Human Rights Campaign and a group of Presbyterian ministers have the led the charge against the bill.We've been following the protests and the politics surrounding HB 1228 closely.
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