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December 2012 Archives

Study: legal recognition of same-sex couples good for mental health

Currently, Arkansas does not have any legal recognition of same-sex relationships. This is not to say that the state government won't, at some point, extend the same rights and protections to same-sex couples that different-sex couples hold, but it is uncertain when that will be. Unfortunately, a new study has been released that legal recognition and, specifically marriage, makes same-sex couples happier.

Mother uses Facebook to show father has money for child support

Single parents in Lonoke know that child support is important. After a divorce, one parent will have primary custody of the child and, thus, will be named the custodial parent. Noncustodial parents in Arkansas, however, must make sure that they are still helping to share the costs of raising their children by providing child support. However much noncustodial parents may lambast the child support program, that money is used for their children's best interests.

Arkansas likely losing money by denying same-sex marriage

Anyone in a same-sex relationship in Arkansas knows that the state has a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. For many people, this is a civil rights issue that denies them important rights and recognition for their families, but it is also an economic issue. As Arkansas's economy continues to struggle, the money it could be earning through same-sex marriages makes this just as much a financial matter as it does a civil rights issue.

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