Gay Marriage Vote Still in Doubt

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The state elections board again has deadlocked on a constitutional amendment limiting marriage to one man and one woman.

Friday, the Board of State Canvassers voted two-two and could not agree on ballot language. It also deadlocked earlier in the week on whether to certify petitions for the measure.

Democratic canvassers Dorothy Jones and Doyle O'Connor voted against wording proposed by the State Bureau of Elections. Republicans Katherine DeGrow and Eric Pelton voted for it.

The Democratic members argued the proposal should say that some same-sex partners would lose their benefits.