Idaho Amendment 2 (2006)
Idaho Amendment 2 of 2006 is an amendment to the Idaho Constitution that made it unconstitutional for the state to recognize or perform same-sex marriages or civil unions.
The text of the amendment states:
A marriage between a man and a woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state.
The amendment was passed 53–17 by the Idaho House of Representatives on February 6, 2006 and 26–9 by the Idaho Senate on February 15, 2006. It was subsequently approved by 63% of voters in a referendum.
On May 13, 2014, a United States Magistrate Judge struck down Amendment 2 as unconstitutional. Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter has requested a stay and plans to appeal the ruling to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco.
- Article III, Section 28. Idaho Constitution. Idaho State Legislature. Accessed 06 January 2007.
- HJR 2 - Marriage Amendment Ballot Question - Key Vote
- HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 2, Idaho Legislature
- CNN.com Election 2006 - Ballot Measures Accessed 14 December 2006.
- Pearce, Matthew (May 13, 2014). "Idaho same-sex marriage ban struck down by federal judge". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 13, 2014.
- Mollie Reilly (May 13, 2014). "Idaho's Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down By Federal Judge". The Huffington Post. Retrieved May 14, 2014.
- The Money Behind the 2006 Marriage Amendments -- National Institute on Money in State Politics
- The amendment on ballotpedia.org
- Link to the amendment
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