Official Election Returns
State of Missouri Primary Election
Tuesday, August 03, 2004
As announced by the Board of State Canvassers
on Friday, September 03, 2004
Constitutional Amendment 2
Yes 1,055,771 70.6%
No 439,529 29.4%
Total Votes 1,495,300
Remember, it was a primary and turnout was nowhere near that of a general election. It did result in this:
BILL OF RIGHTS
Marriage, validity and recognition.
Section 33. That to be valid and recognized in this state, a marriage shall exist only between a man and a woman.
(Adopted August 3, 2004)
Public Policy Polling (PPP) released additional results [pdf] of a survey of 602 Missouri voters interviewed from May 24th to May 27th. The margin of error for the poll is 4.0%.
Q2 Do you think same-sex marriage should be legal or illegal?
Not sure 12%
Q3 Which of the following best describes your opinion on gay marriage: gay couples should be allowed to legally marry, or gay couples should be allowed to form civil unions but not legally marry, or there should be no legal recognition of a gay couple's relationship?
Gay couples should be allowed to legally marry 31%
Gay couples should be allowed to form civil unions but not marry 32%
There should be no legal recognition of a gay couple's relationship 33%
Not sure 4%
Civil unions or same sex marriage are at 63% in the poll.
The next question should have been: "Should the state should dictate any religious denomination's recognition of marriage between consenting adults?" I bet the results would have been really interesting.
Civil union or marriage, what would be the difference, a choice of words?
Eight years. Think of the possibility of continuing change over the next few years.