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That Anti-Gay Bill In Arkansas Actually Became Law Today. Why Couldn't Activists Stop It?

02/24/2015 10:56 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Monday was the deadline for Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto SB 202, the anti-anti-discrimination bill that seeks to prevent cities and counties from protecting the civil rights of gay people.

The bill passed the legislature 10 days ago. Hutchinson said he would allow it to become law. During the past week, pressure had been mounting on the governor to change his mind.

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