by Max Brantley
Griffin is expected to release some new polling on attitudes in Arkansas. I'd be surprised to see a majority favoring gay "marriage," though a majority might be open to civil unions. But I'd also be surprised if the numbers haven't improved dramatically since Arkansas voters imposed a ban on marriage of gay couples in 2004 by a 75 percent vote.
The HRC is also circulating an invitation to a free reception for the LGBT community and its allies from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Arkansas Arts Center. Griffin will speak. Drinks and snacks will be provided. You can RSVP here.