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05/15/2007

EUREKA! Arkansas' most tolerant city found!

by Jeremy Hooper

Picture 15-16With the city council voting last night to create a domestic partnership registry, Eureka Springs has become the first city in the state of Arkansas to recognize gay couples.

Although we must say: We have our suspicions that a few of the others DO recognize such couples, they just turn their heads and pretend to not see us when we pass by. Yea, we're looking at you, Greers Ferry!

These new domestic partnerships are not legally binding and carry no benefits in and of themselves. However, local gays who choose to sign up, you will get a really nifty certificate acknowledging that you and your sweetie exist as a unit. That might be offensively little in certain areas. In Arkansas, however -- it's kind of a big deal!

Eureka Springs To Recognize Same Sex Couples [Today's THV]

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I remember getting our nifty certificate in 1994 in Ann Arbor, MI. It gave us nothing in terms of benefits, but we still have that certificate. We got another one from Berkeley in 1996. Now look where California is... Things have changed quite a bit since then--some things good, some things bad--but the trend is to the good. Way to go Eureka Springs, Arkansas!

Posted by: Kevin | May 15, 2007 7:57:58 PM

Eureka Springs is not anything like the rest of Arkansas. The downtown is a wonderful mix of artists,restaurants and bars. The city has 2 diversity weekends every year. On the outskirts of town is a big attraction with a elaborate Passion Play and a huge statue of Jesus. Somehow it works.
The registry is a great thing. If only the rest of the state could stop beating their bibles long enough to be a little more like Eureka Springs.

Posted by: Chris | May 16, 2007 5:14:11 PM

more domestic partnership news can be found here:
http://www.geekfest.com/showthread.php?t=78519

Posted by: welshguy | May 18, 2007 10:22:42 AM

Correction we have 4 diversity weekends. Valentine's, Spring, Summer(new) and Fall. To find out more go to www.diversitypride.com or www.eurekapride.com

Posted by: spiderwoman | May 18, 2007 11:30:44 AM

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