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This article examines he oddly-worded initiative, which constituted Question 2 on Nevada’s 2002 ballot and explains how it was a bit of a puzzle, even two years after it was first sprung upon the electorate. Touted during its previous appearance in the 2000 election as a “definition of marriage,” this article shows how it is all too clear that the initiative was anything but that. Neither the initiative, nor any existing provision of Nevada law, made the slightest attempt to define marriage.

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Nev. Law., Oct. 2002, at 15.