Civil Liberties

Arkansas AG Rejects Ballot Measure To Overturn Gay Marriage Ban

Says it's "misleading"


LITTLE ROCK — A proposed ballot measure that would repeal the 2004 constitutional amendment that banned same-sex marriage in the state was rejected by Attorney General Dustin McDaniel Friday.

The attorney general said the proposal by Arkansans for Equality contained misleading tendencies and a failure to include any mention of the proposal's effect on the state's current law, Amendment 83, which was approved with 75 percent of the vote.

The proposal also failed to meet the state Supreme Court's requirement for impartiality.