Reports & Research

Midwest incumbents report: Impact of voting against anti-gay marriage amendments on 2004 re-election campaigns

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January 11, 2005

97 percent of state legislators in the five Midwestern states who voted against anti-gay constitutional amendments in 2004 were re-elected.

  • 19 legislators who voted for anti-same-sex-marriage amendments and sought re-election were defeated.
  • Only three state legislators in those five states who voted against a marriage amendment lost their seats.