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Constitutional Amendment 2 of 2004 is a defense of marriage amendment that amended the Missouri Constitution by adding a definition of marriage that prevents same-sex marriages from being conducted or recognized in Missouri. The Amendment passed via public referendum on August 3, 2004 with 71% of voters supporting and 29% opposing.[1]

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.[2]

References

  1. ^ Gay Marriage Ban in Mo. May Resonate Nationwide Cooperman, Alan Washington Post 5 August 2004. Accessed 14 December 2006.
  2. ^ "Article I, Bill of Rights, Section 33" Missouri Constitution. Missouri General Assembly. Accessed 14 December 2006.

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