North Dakota Definition of Marriage, Constitutional Measure 1 (2004)

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The North Dakota Definition of Marriage Initiative, also known as Constitutional Measure 1, was on the November 2, 2004 ballot in North Dakota as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure defined marriage as the legal union between a man and a woman and disallowed other domestic unions to be recognized as a substantially equivalent to marriage.[1][2]

Election results

North Dakota Constitutional Measure 1 (2004)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 223,572 73.23%
No81,71626.77%

Election results via: North Dakota Secretary of State

Text of measure

See also: North Dakota Constitution, Article XI, Section 28

Ballot title

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

OFFICIAL BALLOT LANGUAGE
FOR THE MEASURE APPEARING ON THE
ELECTION BALLOT
November 2, 2004

This ballot contains one constitutional measure placed on the ballot by initiative petition. This measure is being submitted to the voters of North Dakota for their approval or rejection. A voter may vote upon the measure by placing a cross (X) or other mark opposite the words “YES” or “NO” following his or her choice.

CONSTITUTIONAL MEASURE NO. 1

This constitutional measure would add a new section to article XI of the North Dakota Constitution, as follows:

Marriage consists only of the legal union between a man and a woman. No other domestic union, however denominated, may be recognized as a marriage or given the same or substantially equivalent legal effect.

A “YES” vote means you approve the measure as set out above.

A “NO” vote means you reject the measure as set out above. [4]

Constitutional changes

The measure added Section 28 to Article XI of the North Dakota Constitution, reading as follows:Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; invalid names, e.g. too many

Marriage consists only of the legal union between a man and a woman. No other domestic union, however denominated, may be recognized as a marriage or given the same or substantially equivalent legal effect.

Support

Supporters

  • Christina Rondeau, Director of the North Dakota Family Alliance[1]

Campaign contributions

The following were committees registered in support of Amendment 1:[5]

PAC info:

PAC Amount raised Amount spent
Traditional Marriage Crusade $0 $0
Total $0 $0

Opposition

Opponents

  • Robert Uebel, Chairperson for Equality North Dakota[1]

Campaign contributions

The following were committees registered in opposition to Amendment 1:[6]

PAC info:

PAC Amount raised Amount spent
Equality North Dakota $8,974 $8,974
Total $8,974 $8,974

The following were contributors to the "no" campaign:[5]

Top 5 contributors:

Donor Amount
North Dakota Human Rights Coalition $2,000
Douglas Johnson $500
JoAnn Johnson $500
Larry Peterson $400
Bruce Gjovig $200,000

Path to the ballot

The petition language was submitted to the North Dakota Secretary of State for review and approval for circulation on May 26, 2004. The Secretary of State approved the petition for circulation on June 4, 2004. [7]

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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