Maine Equal Rights Provision, Constitutional Amendment 6 (1984)

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The Maine Equal Rights Provision Referendum, also known as Constitutional Amendment 6, was on the November 6, 1984 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.[1] The measure would have added a provision to the Maine Constitution to guarantee that males and female have equal rights under the law. The measure would have overridden state and local discrimination based on sex. This would have created a Section 25 in Article I of the Maine Constitution.[2][3]

Election results

Maine Constitutional Amendment 6 (1984)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No333,99863.06%
Yes 195,653 36.94%

Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

"Shall the Constitution of Maine be amended by a resolution of the Legislature to provide for an equal rights amendment?" [4]

Constitutional changes

The full text of the constitutional changes proposed by this measure can be read here.

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