ARKANSAS: Attorney General Rejects Ballot Proposal To Repeal Marriage Ban

For the second time, Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected a proposed ballot measure that would repeal that state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

McDaniel decided Monday that Arkansans for Equality’s proposed measure to repeal Amendment 83 was problematic over the ballot initiative’s language. Aaron Sadler, spokesman for the Office of Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, provided The Christian Post with a copy of the decision. “That rejection was due to misleading tendencies in the proposed ballot title and the ballot title’s failure to include any mention of the proposal’s effect on current law,” wrote McDaniel. “You may, after clarification of the matters discussed above, submit the text of your proposed amendment, along with a proposed popular name and ballot title, at your convenience.”

Arkansans For Equality has reacted via their Facebook page:

“Today we received word that Arkansas For Equality’s ballot language has been rejected by the Attorney General Dustin McDaniel. Though we are saddened, we are not terribly surprised,” reads the statement. “Getting language on a ballot is a difficult process. Regardless, it really doesn’t matter… does it? We’re all here to fight for our rights. We don’t expect to win today, and we may not win tomorrow, but we WILL have our human rights.”