CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT:

A Proposition to Amend Article 15 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas

Explanatory statement.
There is currently no constitutional provision regarding marriage. There is a statute, enacted by the legislature, that defines marriage as a civil contract between two persons who are of opposite sex and declares all other marriages to be contrary to public policy and void.

“A vote for this proposition would amend the Kansas constitution to incorporate into it the definition of marriage as a civil contract between one man and one woman only and the declaration that any other marriage is contrary to public policy and void. The proposed constitutional amendment also would prohibit the state from recognizing any other legal relationship that would entitle the parties in the relationship to the rights or incidents of marriage.

“A vote against this proposition would not amend the constitution, in which case the current statute that defines marriage would remain unchanged but could be amended by future acts of the legislature or modified by judicial interpretation.”

Shall the following be adopted?
§ 16. Marriage. (a) The marriage contract is to be considered in law as a civil contract. Marriage shall be constituted by one man and one woman only. All other marriages are declared to be contrary to the public policy of this state and are void.

‘(b) No relationship, other than a marriage, shall be recognized by the state as entitling the parties to the rights or incidents of marriage.

  Yes
  No

Election Summary Report
April 2005 General
Summary For Jurisdiction Wide, All Races Final Results

04/08/05
11:54:22

Topeka Mayor
Precincts Reporting 141/141 100.00%

William W. Bunten 17691 55.13%
Lisa Stubbs 14158 44.12%

Topeka City Council - 1st
Precincts Reporting 18/18 100.00%

Lana Kennedy 1677 62.55%
Duane F. Pomeroy 995 37.11%

Topeka City Council - 3rd
Precincts Reporting 15/15 100.00%

Randall P. Bailes 623 34.75%
Sylvia Ortiz 1164 64.92%

Topeka City Council - 5th
Precincts Reporting 17/17 100.00%

Bill Haynes 2746 97.34%

Topeka City Council - 7th
Precincts Reporting 19/19 100.00%

Brett M. Blackburn 3383 67.07%
Don Cooper 1654 32.79%

Topeka City Council - 9th
Precincts Reporting 21/21 100.00%

Richard Harmon 3044 64.33%
Tiffany Muller 1681 35.52%

Auburn Mayor
Precincts Reporting 5/5 100.00%

Eugene F. Wolf 213 96.38%

Auburn City Council
Precincts Reporting 5/5 100.00%

Brandon Clausing 219 90.87%

Rossville Mayor
Precincts Reporting 5/5 100.00%

Peggy L. Baird 121 30.56%
Michele A. Buhler 274 69.19%

Rossville City Council
Precincts Reporting 5/5 100.00%

James Meyer 210 38.82%
Ken Wichman 273 50.46%

Silver Lake City Council
Precincts Reporting 5/5 100.00%

Nancy Bryant 270 33.01%
Tom Noble 212 25.92%
William R. Ross 313 38.26%

Willard Mayor
Precincts Reporting 4/4 100.00%

Laura Lord 24 85.71%

Willard City Council
Precincts Reporting 4/4 100.00%

Neil McKenzie 25 32.47%

USD 321 District 1 Position 4
Precincts Reporting 9/9 100.00%

Paul H. Holz 477 95.59%

USD 321 District 2 Position 5
Precincts Reporting 9/9 100.00%

Joseph A. Roth 601 97.09%

USD 321 District 3 Position 6
Precincts Reporting 9/9 100.00%

Carolyn M. Bertels 184 28.84%
Bill Mulligan 446 69.91%

USD 330 Sub District 1 Position 4
Precincts Reporting 6/6 100.00%

Bruce Schlesener 164 99.39%

USD 330 Sub District 2 Position 5
Precincts Reporting 6/6 100.00%

Jim Rudeen 151 99.34%

USD 330 Sub District 3 Position 6
Precincts Reporting 6/6 100.00%

T. D. Fanning 180 98.36%

USD 340 Position 4
Precincts Reporting 5/5 100.00%

David Jolly 43 97.73%

USD 340 Position 5
Precincts Reporting 5/5 100.00%

G Daniel Harden 42 97.67%

USD 340 Position 6
Precincts Reporting 5/5 100.00%

Bette J Lopez 26 50.00%
Sandra Mumaw 25 48.08%

USD 345 District A Position 4
Precincts Reporting 22/22 100.00%

Jack Jacob 2129 42.08%
Anna Minihan 2920 57.72%

USD 345 District B Position 5
Precincts Reporting 22/22 100.00%

Greg Hanna 4047 98.25%

USD 345 District C Position 6
Precincts Reporting 22/22 100.00%

Frank Henderson, Jr. 2437 48.64%
Bill Rollins 2559 51.08%

USD 372 District 1 Position 4
Precincts Reporting 7/7 100.00%

Cindy Hawkins 769 98.59%

USD 372 District 2 Position 5
Precincts Reporting 7/7 100.00%

Clint Wichman 536 69.43%

USD 372 District 3 Position 6
Precincts Reporting 7/7 100.00%

Sam Grant 718 98.36%

USD 437 District A Position 4
Precincts Reporting 46/46 100.00%

Darren Haddock 3581 47.84%
Shawn L. Tipping 3873 51.74%

USD 437 District B Position 5
Precincts Reporting 46/46 100.00%

Tom Denman 2774 37.79%
Christine Garrett 4541 61.87%

USD 437 District C Position 6
Precincts Reporting 46/46 100.00%

Stephen W. Cavanaugh 6768 98.52%

USD 450 District A Position 4
Precincts Reporting 28/28 100.00%

Ann Dunn 3026 63.37%
Linda Oliva Hersh 1731 36.25%

USD 450 District B Position 5
Precincts Reporting 28/28 100.00%

Kenneth R. Scott 4000 98.43%

USD 450 District C Position 6
Precincts Reporting 28/28 100.00%

Steve Walker 3916 98.64%

USD 501 District 1 Position 1
Precincts Reporting 119/119 100.00%

Doug Glenn 11129 55.18%
Janel Johnson 8942 44.34%

USD 501 District 2 Position 2
Precincts Reporting 119/119 100.00%

Mark S. Braun 11924 57.19%
Betty Horton 8846 42.43%

USD 501 District 3 Position 3
Precincts Reporting 119/119 100.00%

Alfred (Al) Gutierre 8674 39.45%
Ned A. Nusbaum 13251 60.26%

Constitutional Amendment
Precincts Reporting 190/190 100.00%

YES 31514 67.42%
NO 15230 32.58%