Human Rights Campaign Arkansas Director On Executive Order, "Equality Summer"

Apr 9, 2015

HRC Arkansas Director Kendra Johnson, HRC President Chad Griffin speaking at the Capitol next to an ad the organization is running in March.
Credit Jacob Kauffman / KUAR

Arkansas’s Legislature stands in recess but not without drawing national attention over a “religious freedom” bill deemed by some to sanction discrimination against the state’s LGBT population.

KUAR’s Jacob Kauffman sat down with Kendra Johnson, the director of Human Rights Campaign Arkansas to talk about next steps for the state’s largest LGBT advocacy group.

Conversation includes: pursuit of an executive order from Governor Asa Hutchinson adding protections for gender identity and sexual orientation; equality as an economic calculation in Arkansas; the launch of "Equality Summer" on Thursday night.