The Arkansas state attorney general has rejected a proposed initiative to overturn the state’s gay marriage ban because of the language. LGBTQ Nation reports:
Arkansas’ attorney general rejected a proposal Friday to repeal the state constitution’s ban on gay marriage, saying the ballot measure’s wording could mislead voters into believing it would automatically legalize same-sex unions. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel told Arkansans for Equality, which wants to put the measure on the ballot for the general election in 2014, that it needs to rework the wording… The proposal calls for repealing a constitutional amendment voters approved in 2004 that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. McDaniel noted that state law also bars gay marriages and would still be in place if the group’s amendment was approved. “A voter might mistakenly interpret the repeal of Amendment 83 as having the immediate effect of sanctioning same-sex marriage. Your proposed ballot title is therefore inherently misleading,” McDaniel wrote.
So even if the initiative gets on the ballot and passes, there’s still another law to be repealed. Another initiative? A legislative act? Or…?