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Colorado No Protected Status for Sexual Orientation Amendment, Initiative 2 (1992)

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Colorado Initiative 2, also known as the No Protected Status initiative, was an initiated constitutional amendment on the November 3, 1992 ballot in Colorado, where it was approved, but later overturned.

The amendment sought to prohibit local laws from giving prohibit giving protected status for sexual orientation. It amended Article II, Section 30b of the Colorado Constitution, but is not enforced.

Election results

Colorado Initiative 2 (1992)
OverturnedotOverturned Case:Romer v. Evans, 517 U.S. 620 (1996)
Yes 813,966 53.41%

Election Results via: Colorado Legislative Council

Text of the measures

Short Title:

No Protected Status

Ballot Title:

Shall there be an amendment to Article II of the Colorado Constitution to prohibit the state of Colorado and any of its political subdivisions from adopting or enforcing any law or policy which provides that homosexual, lesbian, or bisexual orientation, conduct, or relationships constitutes or entitles a person to claim any minority or protected status, quota preferences, or discrimination?[1][2]

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  1. Colorado Legislative Council, "Ballot History"
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.