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Utah Same-Sex Marriage Ban, Amendment 3 (2004)

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The Utah Marriage Amendment, also known as "Constitutional Amendment 3," appeared on the November 2004 statewide ballot in Utah as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved, but later overturned by the U.S. District Court for Utah.[1][2]

Election results

Utah Constitutional Amendment 3 (2004)
OverturnedotOverturned Case:Kitchen v. Herbert 
Yes 593,297 65.86%

Election Results via: The Utah Lieutenant Governor


About $522,000 was spent promoting the measure and about $780,000 was spent to defeat it. Bruce Bastian was the largest donor, individually and through a foundation giving $364,000 to the opposition campaign.

Text of measure

The language on the ballot said:

Shall the Utah Constitution be amended to provide that: (1) marriage consists only of the legal union between a man and a woman; and (2) no other domestic union may be recognized as a marriage or given the same or substantially equal legal effect?

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