Arkansas Amendment 3 (2004)

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Arkansas Amendment 3, also known as An Amendment Concerning Marriage was on the November 7, 2004 election ballot in Arkansas. It passed, with 75% of voters in favor.

This measure is a citizen initiated constitutional amendment.

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Providing that marriage consists only of the union of one man and one woman; that legal status for unmarried person which is identical or substantially similar to marital status shall not be valid or recognized in Arkansas, except that the legislature may recognize a common law marriage from another state between a man and a woman; and that the legislature has the power to determine the capacity of persons to marry, subject to this amendment, and the legal rights, obligations, privileges, and immunities of marriage.

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