Nebraska Marriage Definition Amendment, Initiative 416 (2000)

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The Nebraska Marriage Definition Amendment, also known as Initiative 416 or the Ban Same Sex Marriage Act, was an initiated constitutional amendment on the November 7, 2000 election ballot in Nebraska, where it was approved.

Initiative 416 amended the Nebraska Constitution to "provide that only marriage between a man and a woman shall be valid or recognized in Nebraska, and to provide that the uniting of two persons of the same sex in a civil union, domestic partnership or other similar same-sex relationship shall not be valid or recognized in Nebraska."

Election results

Amendment
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 477,571 67.5%
No203,66728.8%

Official results via: Nebraska Blue Book 2008-09 (p.263)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

A vote "FOR" will amend the Nebraska Constitution to provide that only marriage between a man and a woman shall be valid or recognized in Nebraska, and to provide that the uniting of two persons of the same sex in a civil union, domestic partnership or other similar same-sex relationship shall not be valid or recognized in Nebraska.
A vote "AGAINST" will not amend the Nebraska Constitution in the manner described above.
Shall the Nebraska Constitution be amended to provide that only marriage between a man and a woman shall be valid or recognized in Nebraska, and to provide further that the uniting of two persons of the same sex in a civil union, domestic partnership, or other similar same-sex relationship shall not be valid or recognized in Nebraska?.[1]


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