Question 790 was added to the ballot through an overwhelmingly bi-partisan vote in both the state House (65 Yea to 7 Nay) and Senate (39 Yea to 5 Nay). If Oklahoma voters also vote "YES" on Question 790, the Blaine Amendment will be removed from the state Constitution.
The final ballot language focused more on the 10 Commandment monument than the primary impact of blocking grants to religiously affiliated service and educational organizations. But the language on the ballot will read:
"This measure would remove Article 2, Section 5 of the Oklahoma Constitution, which prohibits the government from using public money or property for the direct or indirect benefit of any religion or religious institution. Article 2, Section 5 has been interpreted by the Oklahoma court as requiring the removal of a Ten Commandments monument from the grounds of the State Capitol. If this measure repealing Article 2, Section 5 is passed, the government would still be required to comply with the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution, which is a similar constitutional provision that prevents the government from endorsing a religion or becoming overly involved with religion."