Alaska Same-Sex Public Employment Benefits Question (2007)

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The Alaska Same-Sex Public Employment Benefits Question was on the April 3, 2007 ballot in Alaska as an advisory question, where it was approved. The measure asked voters whether the Alaska Legislature should propose a constitution amendment to "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."[1]

Election results

Alaska Advisory Question (April 2007)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 60,896 52.80%
No54,44247.20%

Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

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?

Yes [ ]
No [ ][2]

Support

Vote Yes for Marriage led the campaign in favor of a "yes" vote. The group spent $43,302.[3]

Opposition

Alaskans Together led the campaign against the question. The group spent $129,285.[3]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Alaska Department of Elections, "2007 Advisory Question," accessed February 9, 2015
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Follow The Money, "Contributions to Alaska's special advisory vote," accessed February 10, 2015