Ohio State Issue 1[1] of 2004, is a so-called "defense of marriage amendment" that amended the Ohio Constitution to make it unconstitutional for the state to recognize or perform same-sex marriages or civil unions. The referendum was approved by 62% of the voters.[2]

The text of the amendment states:

Only a union between one man and one woman may be a marriage valid in or recognized by this state and its political subdivisions. 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.[3]


  1. Official Ballot Language, Ohio Secretary of State. Accessed 21 December 2006.
  2. Election 2004 - Ballot Measures Accessed 30 November 2006.
  3. Ohio Constitution, Article XV, section 11. Accessed 21 December 2006.

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