Missouri Marriage Definition, Amendment 2 (August 2004)

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The Missouri Marriage Definition Amendment, also known as Amendment 2, was on the August 3, 2004 ballot in Missouri as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure amended the Constitution so that only marriages between a man and a woman would be valid and recognized in the state.[1][2]

Election results

Missouri Amendment 2 (August 2004)
Approveda Yes 1,055,771 70.61%

Election results via: Missouri Secretary of State - Elections Division

Text of measure

The question on the ballot appeared as:[1]

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended so that to be valid and recognized in this state, a marriage shall exist only between a man and a woman? [3]

Campaign contributions


The "yes" campaign spent $29,613. Donors included:[4]

  • Coalition to Protect Marriage in Missouri, $21,499.
  • Missourians for Marriage, $8,113


The "no" campaign spent $488,189. Donors included:[4]

  • Constitution Defense League, $488,189

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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