Alaska Advisory Vote on Same-Sex Public Employment Benefits (2007)
Marriage and Family
|Not on ballot|
The Alaska Advisory Vote on Same-Sex Public Employment Benefits appeared on a special statewide ballot in Alaska on April 3, 2007. It was an advisory question, allowing the state's voters to weigh in on whether or not they wanted the state legislature, in a future year, to put a binding constitutional amendment question on the state's ballot pertaining to government benefits for same-sex partners.
The advisory vote was approved.
|Alaska Advisory Vote on Same-Sex Public Employment Benefits|
Text of measure
To be considered on April 3, 2007. This is a non-binding advisory question.
Shall the legislature adopt a proposed amendment to the state constitution to be considered by the voters at the 2008 general election that would prohibit the state, or a municipality or other subdivision of the state, from providing employment benefits to same-sex partners of public employees and to same-sex partners of public employee retirees?
Donors for and against
Supporters of the advisory measure formed a group called "Vote Yes for Marriage" and in addition to one smaller group, spent $43,302 in favor of a "yes" vote.
Opponents formed a group called "Alaskans Together" and spent $129,285 in favor of a "no" vote.
- Text of the advisory measure
- April 3, 2007 election results
- Vote Yes, flyer promoting a "yes" vote.
- Website promoting a "no" vote
- Same-sex benefits debate