South Dakota Marriage Definition, Amendment C (2006)

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The South Dakota Marriage Definition Amendment, also known as Amendment C, was on the November 7, 2006 ballot in South Dakota as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure amended the constitution to allow and recognize marriage only between a man and a woman. The measure also prohibited the legislature from allowing or recognizing civil unions, domestic partnerships or other quasi-marital relationships between two or more persons regardless of sex.[1][2]

Election results

South Dakota Amendment C (2006)
Approveda Yes 172,305 51.83%

Election results via: South Dakota Political Almanac, South Dakota Constitutional Amendments, Initiatives and Referendums 1970-2010

Text of measure

The text of the measure can be read here.

Campaign contributions

There were two main campaign committees involved with this ballot measure.


The South Dakota Family Policy 2006 Issue Fund supported passage of the amendment, and spent $123,166.[3]


South Dakotans Against Discrimination opposed the amendment, and spent $171,578.[3]

Top 5 contributors:

Donor Amount
Human Rights Campaign 25,695
Coalition for Progress 25,000
Gill Action Fund 25,000
ACLU of the Dakotas 5,010
Jonathan Lewis 5,000

Similar measures

The following are measures that banned or attempted to ban same-sex marriages. Note that a number of them have been overturned.

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