Arkansas' troubled civil rights history casts shadow as gay marriage is debated

  • by: Associated Press
  • Updated: May 13, 2014 - 6:35 AM

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Fifty-seven years after federal troops escorted nine black students into Little Rock's Central High School as a white mob jeered, Arkansas again finds itself in the center of a debate over civil rights. This time, the issue is gay marriage, but the 1957 desegregation crisis still casts a shadow.

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