As expected, the Arkansas Supreme Court
today denied without comment a request that it reconsider its earlier decisions holding a Fayetteville ordinance
extending civil rights protection to LGBT people w
as in conflict with state law.
The Supreme Court said the state law
aimed at pre-empting local ordinances such as Fayetteville's controlled. That decision didn't address, because it wasn't
decided at the trial court level, the question of whether barring protections for LGBT people amounted to impermissible discrimination under the U.S. Constitution.
Parties to the case have said they were considering ways to raise the constitutional issue in a new action.