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   AR Proposed Const. Amend. 3: An Amendment Concerning Marriage

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Constitutional Amendments

Race Type

Referendum

Filing Deadline

6/1/2004 12:00 am

Polls Open

11/2/2004 8:00 am

Polls Close

11/2/2004 8:00 pm

Term Starts

1/3/2004 12:00 pm

Term Ends

11/30/-0001 12:00 pm

Database Record

Posted 11/22/2004, Updated 11/22/2004

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NARRATIVE

A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE ARKANSAS CONSTITUTION PROVIDING THAT MARRIAGE CONSISTS ONLY OF THE UNION OF ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN; THAT LEGAL STATUS FOR UNMARRIED PERSONS WHICH IS IDENTICAL OR SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR TO MARITAL STATUS SHALL NOT BE VALID OR RECOGNIZED IN ARKANSAS, EXCEPT THAT THE LEGISLATURE MAY RECOGNIZE A COMMON LAW MARRIAGE FROM ANOTHER STATE BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN; AND THAT THE LEGISLATURE HAS THE POWER TO DETERMINE THE CAPACITY OF PERSONS TO MARRY, SUBJECT TO THIS AMENDMENT, AND THE LEGAL RIGHTS, OBLIGATIONS, PRIVILEGES, AND IMMUNITIES OF MARRIAGE.


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RESULTS OF THIS ELECTION

 

Yes
(YES)
Announced 11/30/2003

746,382
75.00%

 

No
(NO)
Announced 11/30/2003

248,827
25.00%

 

Source for election returns: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=index&cid=2288&inc=i_g_ar_1_6342_1.shtml


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