PROJECTION ~ Gay marriage ban passes in Ohio Bernard Hibbitts at 7:51 PM ET
[JURIST Election Special] 7:45 PM ET - ABC News is projecting that Ohio's proposed constiutional amendment banning gay marriage will pass. The Cincinnati branch of the League of Women Voters has background on Issue 1 here. The text of the amendment reads:
Be it Resolved by the People of the State of Ohio: That the Constitution of the State of Ohio be amended by adopting a section to be designated as Section 11 of Article XV thereof, to read as follows:Article XV Section 11. 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.
AP has a story on the passage of Issue 1 in Ohio and similarly-approved measures in Georgia and Kentucky here.
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