Montana Initiative 96

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Initiative 96 of 2004 is a ballot initiative that amended the Montana Constitution to prevent same-sex marriages from being conducted or recognized in Montana. The Initiative passed via public referendum on November 2, 2004 with 67% of voters supporting and 33% opposing.[1]

The text of the adopted amendment, which is found at Article XIII, section 7 of the Montana Constitution, states:

Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state.[2]

Results[edit]

Initiative 96[3]
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 295,070 66.55
No 148,263 33.45
Total votes 443,333 100.00
Registered voters and turnout 699,114 63.41

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References[edit]

  1. ^ CNN.com Election 2004 - Ballot Measures Accessed 30 November 2006.
  2. ^ The Montana Constitution" Hosted on the Montana Legislature's website. Accessed 30 November 2006.
  3. ^ "2004 General Election Turnout Rates". United States Election Project. June 4, 2013. 

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