Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
This study is a thorough documentation of the introduction and development of civil rights legislation in the City of Fayetteville, Arkansas. Specifically, the study details local and state-wide civil rights legislation that offers civil right protections to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual (LGBT) community and the discrimination that they face. The state’s progression towards a more LGBT inclusive society began with local municipalities drafting ordinances protecting citizens from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity; this study focuses on Fayetteville’s and the legislative process that followed. The discussion of LGBT civil rights is a sensitive and controversial matter, and this study concludes with community and statewide feedback on the matter, and the question for federal reform.
civil rights, Arkansas, LGBT, politics
Pecoraro, Michaela E., "History and Analysis of the Fayetteville, Arkansas Human Civil Rights Ordinance" (2016). Accounting Undergraduate Honors Theses. 21.