Arkansas Matters
September 20, 2013

LITTLE ROCK, AR -- A ballot title proposal aiming to repeal Arkansas Constitutional Amendment 83, which prohibits same-sex marriage, has been approved by Attorney General Dustin McDaniel.

McDaniel issued the opinion Thursday afternoon, which states that the amendment, 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 same-sex marriage.

Arkansans for Equality submitted the proposal, which must now collect a predetermined amount of signatures before appearing on the 2014 ballot.

In the opinion, McDaniel iterates that the purpose of his review and certification is to ensure that the popular name and ballot title "honestly, intelligibly, and fairly set forth the purpose of the proposed amendment or act."