Arkansas group proposes ballot measure to repeal same-sex marriage ban

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June 28, 2013


By Joel Williams

Little Rock, Arkansas: Language filed by the group Arkansans for Equality on June 27 would allow voters in 2014 to decide whether or not to repeal Amendment 83, which banned same-sex marriage in Arkansas. The group said that should this measure pass, they would propose a second ballot measure to legalize same-sex marriage. Voters approved Amendment 83 by a margin of 75% to 25% in 2004, establishing a state definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. If Attorney General Dustin McDaniel (D) certifies the measure, Arkansans for Equality would have until July 7, 2014 to gather the 78,133 signatures necessary to get it on the ballot.[1]

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