Colorado No Protected Status for Sexual Orientation Amendment, Initiative 2 (1992)

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The Colorado No Protected Status for Sexual Orientation, also known as Initiative 2, was on the November 3, 1992 ballot in Colorado as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved. It was later overturned in the court ruling, Romer v. Evans. The amendment had prohibited state and local government from giving protected status for sexual orientation.[1][2]

Election results

Colorado Initiative 2 (1992)
OverturnedotOverturned Case:Romer v. Evans, 517 U.S. 620 (1996)
Yes 813,966 53.41%

Election Results via: Colorado Legislative Council

Text of the measures

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall there be an amendment to Article II of the Colorado Constitution to prohibit the state of Colorado and any of its political subdivisions from adopting or enforcing any law or policy which provides that homosexual, lesbian, or bisexual orientation, conduct, or relationships constitutes or entitles a person to claim any minority or protected status, quota preferences, or discrimination?[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Colorado State Legislative Council, "Ballot History," accessed February 20, 2014
  2. Justia, "Romer v. Evans - 517 U.S. 620 (1996)," accessed February 20, 2014
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.