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Referendum Question 6

Purpose of Ballot Measure: The entire purpose of this referendum was to assure lawmakers and the public that citizens had had the opportunity to vote on the issue of marriage equality. See Civil Marriage Protection Act under Legislation Enacted above.
Date Passed: 6 November 2012


  • The language of Referendum Question 6 informed voters that the Civil Marriage Protection Act would allow same-sex couples to obtain a civil marriage license, protect clergy from having to perform any particular marriage ceremony in violation of their religious beliefs, and affirm that each religious faith has exclusive control over its own theological doctrine regarding who may marry within that faith.
  • On 6 November 2012, the measure passed with 52.4% of the vote.

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