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Amendment Two Vote Has All Eyes on MO

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Canvasser Gilles Bissonette went door to door last week to urge Missourians to reject Amendment Two. (KWMU photo)

By Tom Weber, KWMU

St. Louis, MO – Voters in Missouri will decide Tuesday whether to add a definition of marriage to their state's constitution.

The vote marks a shift in focus over which, if any, constitution should define marriage as being between a man and woman.

A recent effort by some Senators to add a federal marriage amendment failed.

But voters in at least 11 states will decide this fall whether their states' constitutions need such a change.

That has supporters and opponents of the effort paying attention to tomorrow's vote in Missouri.

KWMU's Tom Weber prepared this report, which aired on Monday's Morning Edition. To hear the story as it aired on the show, click here.

KWMU's Tom Weber also was a guest on Public Radio Weekend, discussing the vote in favor of the Amendment. You can hear that interview by clicking here.

States with Marriage Definition Votes
State Vote
Missouri Aug. 3
Louisiana Sep. '04
Arkansas Nov. '04
Georgia Nov. '04
Kentucky Nov. '04
Michigan Nov. '04
Mississippi Nov. '04
Montana Nov. '04
Oklahoma Nov. '04
Oregon Nov. '04
Utah Nov. '04
(source: Human Rights Campaign & National Gay & Lesbian Task Force)

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