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Colorado Gay Marriage Amendment (2010)

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A Colorado Gay Marriage Amendment did not appear on the November 2, 2010 statewide ballot in Colorado as an initiated constitutional amendment.

Stu Allen of Lakewood and Hallie Atencio of Denver were the registered proponents of a ballot measure that proposed changing the Colorado Constitution to recognize marriage as a union between two consenting adults.[1]

A "review and comment" session, one of a number of legalities to go through to get a measure on the ballot, took place on February 9, 2009. If the proposed measure had been approved by voters it would have overridden Colorado Marriage, Amendment 43 (2006).

Ballot summary

The wording of the potential constitutional amendment as originally submitted said:

Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado Constitution, concerning marriage, specifying that any union between two consenting adults be valid or recognized as a marriage in Colorado?

Path to the ballot

See also: Colorado signature requirements

In order to qualify the proposed measure for the 2010 ballot a minimum of 76,047 valid signatures were required. The signature filing deadline for the 2010 ballot in Colorado for initiated constitutional amendments was August 2, 2010.[2] However, as of petition deadline day, no signatures were filed.

See also

Related measures

Approveda Colorado Marriage, Amendment 43 (2006)


External links

Additional reading


  1. Rocky Mountain News, "Salesman pushing gay marriage ballot measure," February 9, 2009
  2. Prior to the enactment of Colorado House Bill 1326 (2009), the signature deadline for initiated statutes and initiated amendments was the same--3 months before the election.