Senate Joint Resolution 7 proposes a Constitutional convention specifically to add an amendment prohibiting the recognition of any marriage not between a man and a woman: However, those same people may have no problem with civil unions or domestic partnerships. An emergency clause to the bill was rejected by the House. Constitution to reverse that. However, there are many in the state that are pro gay marriage, or believe in the right to civil unions, and continue to fight for equal rights. Hodges that bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, effectively legalizing same-sex marriage in the United States. While they were at it, the Senate also voted 18—9 for a similar resolution that would add an amendment declaring that life begins at conception — which would thus overturn the right to an abortion. However, pro gay marriage activists are beginning to impact public sentiment and some progress has been made toward equal rights. However, some people believe in equal rights for all, with the exception of being allowed to call a civil union marriage. Arkansas On July 2, , eleven same-sex couples, some of whom had married in Iowa and some of whom were registered as domestic partners in Eureka Springs , filed a lawsuit in state court challenging the Arkansas Constitution's ban on same-sex marriage. Yet, many of those people are not biased, they just want a distinction made so that marriage is defined as a union between opposite sex couples. However, those that are anti gay marriage believe those type of issues impact the definition of marriage. In , the Arkansas Supreme Court in Picado v. Baker heard oral argument on November Arkansas that found the state Constitution's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.