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{{marriage}}The '''Virginia Marriage Amendment''' was on the [[Virginia 2006 ballot measures|November 2006 ballot]] in [[Virginia]], where it was '''approved'''.
 
{{marriage}}The '''Virginia Marriage Amendment''' was on the [[Virginia 2006 ballot measures|November 2006 ballot]] in [[Virginia]], where it was '''approved'''.
  
The ballot measure was [[legislative referral|legislatively referred]] to the ballot by the [[Virginia State Legislature]]. It was one of nine [[marriage-related ballot measures and initiatives]] that appeared on statewide ballots in 2006; and one of eight that passed.
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* Yes: 57.1% {{approved}}
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* No: 42.9%
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==Ballot wording==
  
 
The ballot wording said:
 
The ballot wording said:
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"Shall Article I (the Bill of Rights) of the Constitution of Virginia be amended to state:
 
"Shall Article I (the Bill of Rights) of the Constitution of Virginia be amended to state:
 
"That only a union between one man and one woman may be a marriage valid in or recognized by this Commonwealth and its political subdivisions. This Commonwealth and its political subdivisions shall not create or recognize a legal status for relationships of unmarried individuals that intends to approximate the design, qualities, significance, or effects of marriage. Nor shall this Commonwealth or its political subdivisions create or recognize another union, partnership, or other legal status to which is assigned the rights, benefits, obligations, qualities, or effects of marriage."?
 
"That only a union between one man and one woman may be a marriage valid in or recognized by this Commonwealth and its political subdivisions. This Commonwealth and its political subdivisions shall not create or recognize a legal status for relationships of unmarried individuals that intends to approximate the design, qualities, significance, or effects of marriage. Nor shall this Commonwealth or its political subdivisions create or recognize another union, partnership, or other legal status to which is assigned the rights, benefits, obligations, qualities, or effects of marriage."?
 
* Yes: 57.1% {{approved}}
 
* No: 42.9%
 
  
 
==Reference==
 
==Reference==

Revision as of 13:13, 25 August 2009

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The Virginia Marriage Amendment was on the November 2006 ballot in Virginia, where it was approved.
  • Yes: 57.1% Approveda
  • No: 42.9%

Ballot wording

The ballot wording said:

"Shall Article I (the Bill of Rights) of the Constitution of Virginia be amended to state: "That only a union between one man and one woman may be a marriage valid in or recognized by this Commonwealth and its political subdivisions. This Commonwealth and its political subdivisions shall not create or recognize a legal status for relationships of unmarried individuals that intends to approximate the design, qualities, significance, or effects of marriage. Nor shall this Commonwealth or its political subdivisions create or recognize another union, partnership, or other legal status to which is assigned the rights, benefits, obligations, qualities, or effects of marriage."?

Reference