The Colorado Obscenity Amendment, also known as Amendment 16, was an initiated constitutional amendment in Colorado which was defeated on the ballot on November 8, 1994.
This amendment sought to modify the Colorado Constitution to prevent the state judiciary from interpreting the state's constitutional freedom of speech more broadly than the federal constitution.
| Colorado Amendment 16 (1994)|
|Yes|| 404,156|| 36.73%|
Election results via: Colorado Legislative Council
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
|| Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado Constitution stating that the state and any city, town, city and county, or county may control the promotion of obscenity to the full extent permitted by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and thereby preventing the Colorado courts from interpreting the right of free expression more broadly under the Colorado Constitution than under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution in the area of obscenity?