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Washington Deleting References to "Idiots", HJR 4231 (1988)
The Washington Deleting References to "Idiots", also known as House Joint Resolution 4231, was on the November 8, 1988 ballot in Washington as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure removed references to "idiots, insane, dumb, and defective youth" from the State Constitution. It amended Section 3 of Article VI and Section 1 of Article XIII of the Washington Constitution.
|Washington HJR 4231 (1988)|
Election results via:Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|“||Shall references in the State Constitution to "idiots, insane, dumb, and defective youth" be removed and new language be added?||”|
The text of the amendment read:
Article VI, section 3. All ((
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- Office of the Secretary of State, "1988 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 16, 2013
- Washington State Legislature, "Washington State Constitution," accessed August 15, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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