LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – On Tuesday, Ernie Green and Carlotta Walls Lanier, members of the historic "Little Rock Nine," voiced strong opposition to HB 1228.
Green and Lanier are two of nine African-American students who boldly integrated Little Rock's Central High School during the civil rights movement. Today, they are taking another historic stand with LGBT Arkansans and their allies and supporters.
"'Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,' Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. told us, and those words are as true today as they were half a century ago. In our home state of Arkansas, legislators are attempting to enshrine their own hatred into law," said Green and Walls.