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Nebraska Repeal Same-Sex Marriage Ban Initiative (2012)

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The Nebraska Repeal Same-Sex Marriage Ban Initiative did not make the 2012 ballot in the state of Nebraska as an initiated constitutional amendment. The proposed measure would have repealed the existing ban on same-sex marriage, Article 1, Section 29 of the state constitution.[1]

Text of measure

Constitutional changes

The proposed initiative would repeal Article 1, Section 29 of the Nebraska Constitution. The section reads as follows:

Text of Section 29:

Marriage; Same-Sex Relationships Not Valid or Recognized

Only marriage between a man and a woman shall be valid or recognized in Nebraska. The uniting of two persons of the same sex in a civil union, domestic partnership, or other similar same-sex relationship shall not be valid or recognized in Nebraska.

Path to the ballot

See also: Nebraska signature requirements

In order to qualify the proposed constitutional amendment, supporters were required to collect valid signatures from a minimum of 10 percent of registered voters; more than 115,000 signatures. The deadline to submit signatures for the 2012 ballot in Nebraska was July 6, 2012.[2]

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  1. Nebraska Secretary of State,"Marriage initiative petition," retrieved August 26, 2011
  2. [Confirmed with Nebraska Secretary of State-Elections Division via phone on 1-26-2011]