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Kentucky Marriage Amendment (2004)

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The Kentucky Marriage Amendment appeared on the November 2004 ballot in Kentucky as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1]

Election results

Kentucky Marriage Amendment
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,222,125 74.6%
No417,09725.4%

Text on ballot

The text on the ballot said:

"Are you in favor of amending the Kentucky Constitution to provide that only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be a marriage in Kentucky, and that a legal status identical to or similar to marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized?"

Financing the campaign

A total of $724,234 was spent on both sides of the campaign, with $201,370 on the pro-side and $522,864 on the anti-side.

The major donors to the "yes" vote side were:

  • Vote Yes for Marriage Committee, $135,493.
  • Yes for Traditional Marriage, $41,308.

The committee supporting the "no" side, Kentucky Families for Fairness, had 791 donors. The major donors were:

  • National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, $73,000.
  • Carla Wallace, $43,754.
  • Stinson-Lewis-Stinson Pride Foundation, $40,000.
  • Fairness Campaign, $17,000.[2]

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