Template:SSM Initiative 96 of 2004 is a so-called "defense of marriage amendment" that amended the Montana Constitution by adding a definition of marriage that prevents 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.
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.
- ↑ CNN.com Election 2004 - Ballot Measures Accessed 30 November 2006.
- ↑ The Montana Constitution" Hosted on the Montana Legislature's website. Accessed 30 November 2006.