Wisconsin Gender-Neutral Language in State Constitution, Amendment 2 (April 1995)
The Proposed Wisconsin Amendment 2, also known as the References to Masculine Gender Removed question, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the April 4, 1995 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was defeated.
If the proposal had been approved, it would have amended Article I, Article IV, Article V, Article VI, Article VII, Article XI and Article III of the Wisconsin Constitution by removing "unnecessary masculine gender pronouns."
|References to Masculine Gender Removed|
The language that appeared on the ballot:
References to masculine gender removed. Shall articles I, IV, V, VI, VII, XI and XIII of the constitution be amended to remove unnecessary masculine gender pronouns? |}
See: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1995-1996 p.886-889
Path to the ballot
- First Legislative Approval: AJR 121 & JR 21 (1993)
- Second Legislative Approval: AJR 12& JR 3 (1995)
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