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Louisiana Constitutional Amendment 1[1] of 2004, is a so-called "defense of marriage amendment" that amended the Louisiana Constitution to make it unconstitutional for the state to recognize or perform same-sex marriages or civil unions. The referendum was approved by 78% of the voters.[2]

The text of the amendment states:

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. No official or court of the state of Louisiana shall recognize any marriage contracted in any other jurisdiction which is not the union of one man and one woman.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Results for Election Date: 9/18/04, Louisiana Secretary of State. Accessed 19 December 2006.
  2. CNN.com Election 2004 - Ballot Measures Accessed 30 November 2006.
  3. Louisiana Constitution, Article 12, section 15, Louisiana State Senate. Accessed 19 December 2006.

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