USA, Arkansas: Attorney General Rejects Marriage Equality Initiative Wording for a Fourth Time

Written by scott on October 29th, 2013

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDanielArkansas’s Attorney General has once again rejected the wording of a ballot measure that would remove the law banning same-sex marriage in the state.

LGBTQ Nation reports:

McDaniel rejected the proposal’s wording on Friday, saying there are ambiguities and deficiencies in the ballot title and text of the proposal. McDaniel has to certify the wording of a proposed measure before groups can begin gathering signatures needed to qualify for a spot on the ballot. McDaniel noted that this was the third submission by Jennifer Piece. He says he denied the latest attempt because it fails to fully resolve ambiguity issues that had been raised in prior submissions.

This may be the third attempt by Piece, but we documented at least three other attempts before this one. This is becoming a bit of a farce – does anyone know if there’s precedent for this kind of repeated denial?

As the article also notes, the Attorney General has approved language for an initiative that would remove the constitutional ban on marriage equality, but not the state law that bans it.

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