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A Republican World – The ‘Let’s Make Up Our Own Realities Because Our Supporters Are Too Dumb To Know Any Difference’ Edition – ‘CPAC Panelist: It Is ‘A Liberal Lie’ That States Ban Gay Marriage’

 

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‘Conservative radio host Michael Medved said Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference that no state has ever banned gay marriage and any claim to the contrary is “a liberal lie.”
From : http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/cpac-gay-marriage-ban-liberal-lie
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‘List of U.S. state constitutional amendments banning same-sex unions by type’

Amendments that ban same-sex marriage

Alaska 1998 68% Ballot Measure 2, Joint Resolution 42 To be valid or recognized in this State, a marriage may exist only between one man and one woman.

Nevada 2000, 2002[b] 69.6%; 67.1%[b] Nevada Question No. 2 Only a marriage between a male and female person shall be recognized and given effect in this state.

Mississippi 2004 86% Mississippi Amendment 1 Marriage may take place and may be valid under the laws of this state only between a man and a woman.

Missouri 2004 72% Constitutional Amendment 2 To be valid and recognized in this state, a marriage shall exist only between a man and a woman.

Montana 2004 67% Montana Initiative 96 Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state.

Oregon 2004 57% Oregon Ballot Measure 36 Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or legally recognized as a marriage.

Colorado 2006 56% Colorado Amendment 43 Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state.

Tennessee 2006 81% Tennessee Amendment 1 The historical institution and legal contract solemnizing the relationship of one man and one woman shall be the only legally recognized marital contract in this state.

Arizona 2008 56% Arizona Proposition 102 Only a union of one man and one woman shall -be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state.

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Amendments that ban same-sex marriage and civil unions, but not other contracts

Nebraska 2000 70% Initiative Measure 416 Only marriage between a man and a woman shall be valid or recognized in Nebraska. The uniting of two persons of the same sex in a civil union, domestic partnership, or other similar same-sex relationship shall not be valid or recognized in Nebraska.

Arkansas 2004 75% Constitutional Amendment 3 (1) Marriage consists only of the union of one man and one woman. (2) Legal status for unmarried persons which is identical or substantially similar to marital status shall not be valid or recognized in Arkansas.

Georgia 2004 76%Constitutional Amendment 1 (a) This state shall recognize as marriage only the union of man and woman. Marriages between persons of the same sex are prohibited in this state. (b) No union between persons of the same sex shall be recognized by this state as entitled to the benefits of marriage.

Kentucky 2004 75% Constitutional Amendment 1 Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Kentucky. A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized.

Louisiana 2004 78% Constitutional Amendment 1 Marriage in the state of Louisiana shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman. No official or court of the state of Louisiana shall construe this constitution or any state law to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any member of a union other than the union of one man and one woman. A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized.

North Dakota 2004 73% North Dakota Constitutional Measure 1 Marriage consists only of the legal union between a man and a woman. No other domestic union, however denominated, may be recognized as a marriage or given the same or substantially equivalent legal effect.

Ohio 2004 62%State Issue 1 Only a union between one man and one woman may be a marriage valid in or recognized by this state. This state and its political subdivisions shall not create or recognize a legal status for relationships of unmarried individuals that intends to approximate the design, qualities, significance or effect of marriage.

Kansas 2005 70% Proposed Amendment 1 (a) Marriage shall be constituted by one man and one woman only. All other marriages are declared to be contrary to the public policy of this state and are void. (b) No relationship, other than a marriage, shall be recognized by the state as entitling the parties to the rights or incidents of marriage.

Alabama 2006 81% Sanctity of Marriage Amendment (Amendment 774) No marriage license shall be issued in the State of Alabama to parties of the same sex…
A union replicating marriage of or between persons of the same sex in the State of Alabama or in any other jurisdiction shall be considered and treated in all respects as having no legal force or effect in this state and shall not be recognized by this state as a marriage or other union replicating marriage.

Idaho 2006 63% Idaho Amendment 2 A marriage between a man and a woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state.

South Carolina 2006 78% South Carolina Amendment 1 A marriage between one man and one woman is the only lawful domestic union that shall be valid or recognized in this State. This State…shall not recognize…any other domestic union, however denominated.

South Dakota 2006 52% South Dakota Amendment C Only marriage between a man and a woman shall be valid or recognized in South Dakota. The uniting of two or more persons in a civil union, domestic partnership, or other quasi-marital relationship shall not be valid or recognized in South Dakota.

Wisconsin 2006 59% Wisconsin Referendum 1 Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state. A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized in this state.

Florida 2008 62% Florida Amendment 2 Inasmuch as marriage is the legal union of one man and one woman as husband and wife, no other legal union that is treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent thereof shall be valid or recognized.

North Carolina 2012 61% North Carolina Amendment 1 Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State. This section does not prohibit a private party from entering into contracts with another private party; nor does this section prohibit courts from adjudicating the rights of private parties pursuant to such contracts.

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Amendments that ban same-sex marriage, civil unions, and other contracts

Virginia and Michigan’s constitutional bans on same-sex unions.svg
State Year Support vote % Title Amendment
Michigan 2004 59% State Proposal – 04-2 To secure and preserve the benefits of marriage for our society and for future generations of children, the union of one man and one woman in marriage shall be the only agreement recognized as a marriage or similar union for any purpose.
From : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._state_constitutional_amendments_banning_same-sex_unions_by_type

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