Initiative filed against gay marriages

(March 9, 2004) — (Little Rock-AP) -- A Little Rock attorney wants the state to certify a ballot item declaring marriage a union between a man and woman. Attorney Robert Shafer has submitted the proposed ballot title for a constitutional amendment to Attorney General Mike Beebe. Beebe has until March 17th to approve or reject the title. If Beebe approves the proposal, Shafer must gather the signatures of eighty-thousand-570 registered voters to place the issue on the November general lection ballot.