Missouri Constitutional Amendment 2 (2004)
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Constitutional Amendment 2 of 2004 is an amendment to the Missouri Constitution that prohibited same-sex marriages from being recognized in Missouri. The Amendment passed via public referendum on August 3, 2004 with 71% of voters supporting and 29% opposing. Every county voted in favor of the amendment, with only the independent city of St. Louis voting against it.
The text of the adopted amendment, which is found at Article I, section 33 of the Missouri Constitution, states:
That to be valid and recognized in this state, a marriage shall exist only between a man and a woman.
- Gay Marriage Ban in Mo. May Resonate Nationwide Cooperman, Alan Washington Post 5 August 2004. Accessed 14 December 2006.
- Missouri Constitutional Amendment 2 Results
- "Article I, Bill of Rights, Section 33 Archived 2006-09-25 at the Wayback Machine." Missouri Constitution. Missouri General Assembly. Accessed 14 December 2006.
- The Money Behind the 2004 Marriage Amendments -- National Institute on Money in State Politics
- Coalition to Protect in Missouri website in 2004
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