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'''[[Arizona]], [[Arkansas]], [[California]], [[Florida]]:''' In 2008, voters in Arizona, Arkansas, California and Florida decided on four same-sex rights related measures. A new report by the National Institute on Money in State Politics, revealed that a total of $101.1 million was raised on the same-sex rights measures. Despite the nearly even split in contributions in the four states, voters approved measures that restricted or denied same-sex rights.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/press/ReportView.phtml?r=406&em=70 ''National Institute on Money in State Politics'',"The Money Behind the 2008 Same-Sex Partnership Ballot Measures," November 19, 2009]</ref><ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/Newsroom/index.phtml?r=394&PHPSESSID=31d2a1506de7fea29cddd6efef216280 ''Follow the Money'',"$101.1 Million Raised Around Same-Sex Partnership Ballot Measures in 2008," November 18, 2009]</ref>
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'''[[Arizona]], [[Arkansas]], [[California]], [[Florida]]:''' In 2008, voters in Arizona, Arkansas, California and Florida decided on four same-sex rights related measures. A new report by the National Institute on Money in State Politics, revealed that a total of $101.1 million was raised on the same-sex rights measures. Despite the nearly even split in contributions in the four states, voters approved measures that restricted or denied same-sex rights.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/press/ReportView.phtml?r=406&em=70 ''National Institute on Money in State Politics'',"The Money Behind the 2008 Same-Sex Partnership Ballot Measures," November 19, 2009]</ref>
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According to the report [[Arizona Proposition 102 (2008)]], which banned same-sex marriage, supporters raised $7.8 million and opponents raised $823,000. [[Arkansas Unmarried Couple Adoption Ban (2008)|Arkansas Initiative Act 1]] prohibited unmarried couples from adopting or providing foster care to minors. Supporters raised approximately $137,000 and opponents raised about $332,000. In California [[California Proposition 8 (2008)|Proposition 8]] made same-sex marriage illegal. Supporters raised $40.5 million, while opponents raised $45.6 million. A similar measure in Florida, [[Florida Marriage Amendment (2008)]], banned same-sex marriage. Supporters raised $1.6 million, while opponents raised $4.3 million.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/Newsroom/index.phtml?r=394&PHPSESSID=31d2a1506de7fea29cddd6efef216280 ''Follow the Money'',"$101.1 Million Raised Around Same-Sex Partnership Ballot Measures in 2008," November 18, 2009]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 10:16, 2 December 2009

December 2, 2009

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Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida: In 2008, voters in Arizona, Arkansas, California and Florida decided on four same-sex rights related measures. A new report by the National Institute on Money in State Politics, revealed that a total of $101.1 million was raised on the same-sex rights measures. Despite the nearly even split in contributions in the four states, voters approved measures that restricted or denied same-sex rights.[1]

According to the report Arizona Proposition 102 (2008), which banned same-sex marriage, supporters raised $7.8 million and opponents raised $823,000. Arkansas Initiative Act 1 prohibited unmarried couples from adopting or providing foster care to minors. Supporters raised approximately $137,000 and opponents raised about $332,000. In California Proposition 8 made same-sex marriage illegal. Supporters raised $40.5 million, while opponents raised $45.6 million. A similar measure in Florida, Florida Marriage Amendment (2008), banned same-sex marriage. Supporters raised $1.6 million, while opponents raised $4.3 million.[2]

See also

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* Arizona Proposition 102 (2008)

References

  1. National Institute on Money in State Politics,"The Money Behind the 2008 Same-Sex Partnership Ballot Measures," November 19, 2009
  2. Follow the Money,"$101.1 Million Raised Around Same-Sex Partnership Ballot Measures in 2008," November 18, 2009