Nevada Question 2 (2002)

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Question 2 of 2000 and 2002 is a ballot measure that amended the Nevada Constitution by adding a definition of marriage that prevented same-sex marriages from being conducted or recognized in Nevada. The amendment was passed by voter referendum by a margin of 67%-33% on November 5, 2002.[1] It was previously approved by 69.6% to 30.4% of voters in 2000;[2] the Nevada Constitution requires two ballot votes for citizen-initiated constitutional amendments.

The text of the adopted amendment, which is found at Article I, section 21 of the Nevada Constitution, states:

Only a marriage between a male and female person shall be recognized and given effect in this state.[3]

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  1. ^ "State of Nevada - Official 2002 General Election Results". Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  2. ^ "State of Nevada - Official 2000 General Election Results". Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  3. ^ "The Constitution of the State of Nevada" Hosted on the Nevada Legislature's website. Accessed 30 November 2006.