Missouri Passes Same-sex 'Marriage' Ban in Landslide Vote

Seventy-one percent of Missouri voters supported a constitutional amendment which protects traditional marriage. Missouri is the first of nine states to on the measure.
( [email protected] ) Aug 04, 2004 02:51 PM EDT

On August 3, Missouri voters passed a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex “marriage,” in a landslide vote garnering 71 percent. Missouri is the first state to hold such a vote since Massachusetts legalized same-sex “marriage” in May.

The Coalition to Protect Marriage in Missouri spearheaded efforts to pass the amendment.

Nine other states, and as many as 12, will vote on an amendment defining marriage to be between one man and one woman this year.

The Defense of Marriage Act, which bans same-sex “marriage” has already been adopted by 38 states, including Missouri, but supporters of traditional marriage believe passing a constitutional amendment will protect the law from legal challenge.