Ohio Issue 1, the Marriage Amendment (2004)
Marriage and Family
|Not on ballot|
|Ohio Issue 1 (2004)|
Election Results via: Ohio Secretary of State
"Be it Resolved by the People of the State of Ohio:
That the Constitution of the State of Ohio be amended by adopting a section to be designated as Section 11 of Article XV thereof, to read as follows:
Article XV Section 11. Only a union between one man and one woman may be a marriage valid in or recognized by this state and its political subdivisions. This state and its political subdivisions shall not create or recognize a legal status for relationships of unmarried individuals that intends to approximate the design, qualities, significance or effect of marriage.
A majority yes vote is necessary for passage."
$1,202,762 was spent in favor of the measure, while $942,421 was spent opposing it.
Two committees supported the amendment, the Ohio Campaign to Protect Marriage and the Traditional Marriage Crusade. The first committee spent $1,194,808, while the latter spent less than $10,000.
The principal donors to the Ohio Campaign to Protect Marriage was a group called Citizens for Community Values, which gave $1.182 million. The size of the next largest contribution was $2,000.
The committee opposing the amendment was called Ohioans Protecting the Constitution/Ohioans for Fairness. The largest donors to this committee, which spent $942,421 altogether, were:
- Human Rights Campaign, $384,145.
- David Maltz, $101,383.
- Bruce Bastian, $25,000.
- Nationwide Mutual Insurance, $20,000.
- Gerald Springer, $20,000.
- Ohio Marriage Amendment report for 2004 from the Ohio Secretary of State