Attorney General Leslie Rutledge Speaks With KNWA Today

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Fayetteville, AR — Arkansas Attorney General, Leslie Rutledge has been on the job for almost four months and she’s already made her voice heard on several key issues around the state, including the debate on same-sex marriage.

On Monday, A.G. Rutledge stopped by the KNWA/KFTA Fox 24 studios on discuss, besides same-sex marriage, the state ban on anti-discrimination laws, a military veterans initiative and former U.S. Congressman, John Paul Hammerschmidt.

Rutledge comments on the same-sex marriage, “The Eighth Circuit Court does have the opportunity to rule on the case and they decided whether or not to uphold Arkansas’ Amendement 83, which defines marriage as between One Man and One Woman.”

As for her thoughts on a recent ballot title she approved, aiming to repeal the state ban on anti-discrimination ordinances, Rutledge says that, “As Attorney General, when I look at ballot titles and whether I have to approve, reject or substitute, it’s just a matter of will the voters understand what they’re voting on when they head to the polls. My decision to approve something or reject something, has no bearing what so ever on what I think of the measure itself.”

Rutledge also discussed her initiative on Military and Veterans and she commented on the life on former U.S. Senator, John Paul Hammerschimidt. Rutledge is schedule to attend Monday’s memorial service in Harrison.

To hear more from Rutledge, just click on the video box to see her interviews from KNWA Today & Fox 24 News at 7 A.M.

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