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1. Ohio
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.

2. Oregon
The Constitution of the State is amended as follows:
It is the Policy of Oregon, and its political subdivisions, that only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or legally recognized as a marriage.
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3. Arkansas
Marriage consists only of the union of one man and one woman. Martial Status Legal status for unmarried persons which is identical or substantially similar to marital status shall not be valid or recognized in Arkansas, except that the Legislature may recognize a common law marriage from another state between a man and a woman. Capacity, rights, obligations, privileges, and immunities. The Legislature has the power to determine the capacity of persons to marry, subject to this amendment, and the legal rights, obligations, privileges, and immunities of marriage.
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4. Georgia
This state shall recognize as marriage only the union of man and woman. Marriages between persons of the same sex are prohibited in this state. No union between persons of the same sex shall be recognized by this state as entitled to the benefits of marriage. This state shall not give effect to any public act, record, or judicial proceeding of any other state or jurisdiction respecting a relationship between persons of the same sex that is treated as a marriage under the laws of such other state or jurisdiction. The courts of this state shall have no jurisdiction to grant a divorce or separate maintenance with respect to any such relationship or otherwise to consider or rule on any of the parties' respective rights arising as a result of or in connection with such relationship.
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5. Kentucky
Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Kentucky. A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized.
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6. Michigan
The union of one man and one woman in marriage shall be the only agreement recognized as a marriage or similar union for any purpose
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7. Mississippi
Marriage may take place and may be valid under the laws of this state only between a man and a woman. A marriage in another state or foreign jurisdiction between persons of the same gender, regardless of when the marriage took place, may not be recognized in this state and is void and unenforceable under the laws of this state.
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8. Missouri
That to be valid and recognized in this state, a marriage shall exist only between a man and a woman.
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9. Montana
Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state.
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10. North Dakota
Marriage consists only of the legal union between a man and a woman. No other domestic union, however denominated, may be recognized as a marriage or given the same or substantially equivalent legal effect.
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11. Oklahoma
Marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman. Neither this Constitution nor any other provision of law shall be construed to require that marital status or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon unmarried couples or groups. A marriage between persons of the same gender performed in another state shall not be recognized as valid and binding in this state as of the date of the marriage. Any person knowingly issuing a marriage license in violation of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
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12. Utah
Marriage consists only of the legal union between a man and a woman. No other domestic union, however denominated, may be recognized as a marriage or given the same or substantially equivalent legal effect.

I do not see this as a "special interest" issue. I do not see this as an issue for a minority to fight alone. I do not see this as OK, something not to concern myself with, because that's what "normal" people voted for. I see this as damaging to families and to communities. What I see, when I look at the numbers of people who voted Yes to these laws, are people who specifically want to hurt other people. They are protecting nothing but social inequality and hate. All this "See what happens when you push this issue!" punditry... well I hope it falls on deaf ears among the activists of this country who want to see things change. Thanks to hothead for the condensed list.

While I'm at it, Judge Robertson is my hero of the week for contending that the Guantanamo Bay detainees deserve the rights of prisoners of war.
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