Louisiana Marriage Amendment, Question 1 (September 2004)

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Louisiana Amendment 1 (Primary), also known as the Marriage in Louisiana Act, was on the September 18, 2004 primary election ballot in Louisiana as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1]

Election results

Amendment 1, Primary
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 619,908 78%
No177,06722%

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Louisiana, to enact Article XII, Section 15, relative to marriage; to require that marriage in the state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman; to provide that the legal incidents of marriage shall be conferred only upon such union; to prohibit the validation or recognition of the legal status of any union of unmarried individuals; to prohibit the recognition of a marriage contracted in another jurisdiction which is not the union of one man and one woman; to provide for submission of the proposed amendment to the electors and provide a ballot proposition; and to provide for related matters.

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