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Wisconsin Gender-Neutral Language in State Constitution, Amendment 2 (April 1995)

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The Proposed Wisconsin Amendment 2, also known as the References to Masculine Gender Removed question, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the April 4, 1995 ballot in Wisconsin, where it was defeated.

If the proposal had been approved, it would have amended Article I, Article IV, Article V, Article VI, Article VII, Article XI and Article III of the Wisconsin Constitution by removing "unnecessary masculine gender pronouns."

Election results

References to Masculine Gender Removed
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No498,80154.76%
Yes 412,032 45.24%

Ballot question

The language that appeared on the ballot:

References to masculine gender removed. Shall articles I, IV, V, VI, VII, XI and XIII of the constitution be amended to remove unnecessary masculine gender pronouns? |}[1]

Constitutional changes

See: The Wisconsin Blue Book 1995-1996 p.886-889

Path to the ballot

  • First Legislative Approval: AJR 121 & JR 21 (1993)
  • Second Legislative Approval: AJR 12& JR 3 (1995)[2]

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