Montana Initiative 96

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Initiative 96 of 2004 is a ballot initiative that amended the Montana Constitution to prevent same-sex marriages from being conducted or recognized in Montana. The Initiative passed via public referendum on November 2, 2004 with 67% of voters supporting and 33% opposing.[1]

The text of the adopted amendment, which is found at Article XIII, section 7 of the Montana Constitution, states:

Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state.[2]


Initiative 96[3]
Choice Votes %
Referendum passed Yes 295,070 66.55
No 148,263 33.45
Total votes 443,333 100.00
Registered voters and turnout 699,114 63.41

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  1. ^ Election 2004 - Ballot Measures Accessed 30 November 2006.
  2. ^ The Montana Constitution" Hosted on the Montana Legislature's website. Accessed 30 November 2006.
  3. ^ "2004 General Election Turnout Rates". United States Election Project. June 4, 2013. Archived from the original on July 9, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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