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Arkansas Attorney General Certifies Ballot Proposal for Same Sex Marriage

LITTLE ROCK, AR-- Atty Gen Dustin McDaniel has certified a proposal to amend the Arkansas Constitution to recognize marriage as a union between two people, regardless of sex.
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has certified a ballot title proposal that would amend the Arkansas Constitution to recognize marriage as a union between two people, regardless of sex.

The opinion was issued early Thursday afternoon.

"The Arkansas Marriage Amendment," submitted by the Arkansas Initiative for Marriage Equality, if passed, would result in the repeal of Amendment 83, and prevent county clerks from denying marriage licenses to couples based on gender, while protecting religious organizations from any legal requirements to participate in marriage ceremonies.

This is the second proposed ballot title regarding same-sex marriage that has been certified by McDaniel. In September, Arkansans for Equality had one certified that if passed, would not make same-sex marriage or civil unions legal in the Natural State, but would grant power to the General Assembly to pass laws relating to the unions.

The proposal must now collect a predetermined amount of signatures before it can appear on the 2014 ballot.
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