Alaska Prohibition of Sexual Discrimination, Amendment 2 (August 1972)

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The Alaska Prohibition of Sexual Discrimination, Amendment 2 was on the August 22, 1972 statewide primary election ballot in Alaska as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.Approveda

Voters were asked whether they wanted to amend Section 3 of Article I of the Alaska Constitution to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex.

Election results

Alaska Prohibition of Sexual Discrimination, Amendment 2
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 43,281 80.8%
No10,27819.2%

Text of measure

The ballot summary said,

Shall section 3, article I of the Alaska Constitution be amended by adding a new word (underlined word to be added) to read as follows: CIVIL RIGHTS. No person is to be denied the enjoyment of any civil or political right because of race, color, creed, sex, or national origin. The legislature shall implement this section.

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