Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has accepted language for a proposed 2014 ballot measure submitted by Arkansans for Equality that would repeal Constitutional Amendment 83, which prohibits marriage equality.
Attorney General Bill Schuette insists that the state has the right to “regulate sexual relations between man and woman so that the unique procreative capacity of such relationships benefits rather than harms society.”
The Rev. Steve Heiss presided at his first same-sex marriage ceremony in a field in upstate New York on July 7, 2002. At the time, gay marriage was not legal in New York, and it remains illegal in the United Methodist Church.