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Mississippi Marriage Definition, Amendment 1 (2004)

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The Mississippi Marriage Definition Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 2, 2004 ballot in Mississippi, where it was approved.

The Mississippi Constitution was, in the amendments successful passage, amended to define marriage as only available between one man and one woman.

Election results

Amendment 1 (Marriage Definition)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 957,104 86.0%
No155,64814.0%

Official results via: The Mississippi Official & Statistical Register 2004-2008(p.670-671)

Text of measure

The wording on the ballot said:

Amendment No.1 / HCR No.56
A concurrent resolution proposing to amend the Mississippi Constitution of 1890 by creating a new section 263-A to provide that marriage may take place and may be valid under the laws of this state only between a man and a woman; to provide that a marriage in another state or foreign jurisdiction between persons of the same gender, regardless of when the marriage took place, may not be recognized in this state and is void and unenforceable under the laws of this state; and for related purposes.[1]

Financing the campaign

A total of $7,215 was spent on the campaign, all from the "yes" side:

  • Focus on the Family Mississippi Marriage Amendment Committee, $5,266.
  • Traditional Marriage Crusade, $1,949.[2]

Similar measures

The following are measures that banned or attempted to ban same-sex marriages. Note that a number of them have been overturned.

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