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Arkansas group seeks to overturn state’s ban on same-sex marriage

Thursday, June 27, 2013

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A group is asking the Arkansas attorney general’s office to approve language for a ballot measure next year that would repeal the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Arkansans for Equality on Thursday submitted a proposed constitutional amendment to the attorney general’s office.

The group’s proposal would repeal an amendment to the Arkansas Constitution that voters approved in 2004 to ban same-sex marriage.

The AG must certify the language of the proposal before the group can begin collecting the 78,133 signatures from registered voters needed to place it on the 2014 ballot.

The group submitted the measure the day after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples. Justices also cleared the way for gay marriages to resume in California.

The 2004 constitutional ban was approved by 75 percent of voters.

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12 more reader comments:

  1. Let the marriage equality wave commence!!!

    Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 11:25am
  2. Wow. Way to go red state!

    Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 11:28am
  3. I don’t know If they’d get it repealed here! Civil unions might pass a ballot measure though.

    Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 11:42am
  4. and now it begins! Go AR!

    Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 11:46am
  5. Go for it!

    Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 12:40pm
  6. do it to it…

    Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 1:38pm
  7. Good Luck

    Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 1:56pm
  8. Really? WOW!

    Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 2:02pm
  9. do it

    Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 2:24pm
  10. equality for all

    Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 2:43pm
  11. I’m half of one of the couples in AR that will do whatever it takes to finally end my four year long engagement. Glad to see we were one of the first to take action. We had two groups working on this.

    Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 3:30pm
  12. the south will rise again no way in hell you guys are ever gunna get that law in your favour

    Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 5:14pm