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. It was previously approved by 69.6% to 30.4% of voters in 2000; 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.
- Sevcik v. Sandoval — a case challenging Article I, Section 21
- "State of Nevada - Official 2002 General Election Results". Retrieved 2013-12-05.
- "State of Nevada - Official 2000 General Election Results". Retrieved 2013-12-05.
- "The Constitution of the State of Nevada" Hosted on the Nevada Legislature's website. Accessed 30 November 2006.
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