A group is asking the Arkansas attorney general's office to approve language for a ballot measure next year that would repeal the state's ban on gay marriage.
Arkansans for Equality on Thursday submitted a proposed constitutional amendment to the attorney general's office. The group's proposal would repeal an amendment to the Arkansas Constitution that voters approved in 2004 to ban same-sex marriage.
The AG must certify the language of the proposal before the group can begin collecting the 78,133 signatures from registered voters needed to place it on the 2014 ballot.
Fears among landowners that designating the White River as a National Blueway could lead to new regulations or land seizures has prompted three Arkansas agencies to dampen their support for the label.
The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Arkansas Waterways Commission said at a Wednesday legislative hearing that the Blueway designation could hinder conservation work with landowners who don't want federal interference.