Homosexual activists have initiated 4 separate efforts to redefine marriage in Arkansas.
They have filed two lawsuits to declare Amendment 83 unconstitutional. One of the suits is in state court, and the other is in federal court. In addition, two pro-homosexual groups have asked Attorney General Dustin McDaniel to approve language for petition drives to place measures on the 2014 and 2016 ballots to repeal Amendment 83. Arkansas voters passed Amendment 83 in 2004 by a vote of 75%. It defines marriage in Arkansas as the union of a man and a woman.
Efforts to redefine marriage are underway in at least 14 states, with the promise of more to come. Lawsuits are underway in Hawaii, Utah, New Mexico, Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and North Carolina. They’re attempting petition drives in Oregon, Arizona, and Ohio. Nevada, Arkansas, and Michigan have both lawsuits and ballot measures underway. Groups in Alabama, Virginia, and Florida have promised to file lawsuits.
If the lawsuits in Florida and Alabama materialize, all but one of the nation’s federal court circuits will have at least 2 marriage lawsuits underway.
It would seem that activists across the country who want the courts to redefine marriage are trying to get another case before the U.S. Supreme Court.