Vote button trans.png
April's Project of the Month
It's spring time. It's primary election season!
Click here to find all the information you'll need to cast your ballot.

Difference between revisions of "Virginia Question 1, Marriage Amendment (2006)"

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
(See also)
(See also)
Line 28: Line 28:
* Overall Total: $1,963,309
* Overall Total: $1,963,309
==See also==
==See also==
* [[Virginia 2006 ballot measures]]
* [[Virginia Senate]]
* [[Virginia Senate]]
* [[Virginia House of Delegates]]
* [[Virginia House of Delegates]]

Revision as of 13:39, 25 November 2009

Virginia Constitution
Seal of Virginia.svg.png
The Virginia Marriage Amendment was on the November 2006 ballot in Virginia, where it was approved.[1]
  • Yes: 1,328,537 (57.1%) Approveda
  • No: 999,687 (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."?

Campaign finance

Donors for the campaign for the measure:[2]

  • VA4 $354,135
  • VIrginia Catholic Conference: $27,567
  • Building a Better Virginia-Referendum Committee: $18,782
  • Focus on the Family Marriage Amendment Committee: $14,686
  • Total: $415,170

Donors for the campaign against the measure:

  • Commonwealth Coalitio Inc.: $1,399,803
  • Equality Virginia Referendum CMTE: $148,337
  • Total: $1,548,139
  • Overall Total: $1,963,309

See also


  1. Virginia 2006 Election Results
  2. Follow the Money, "Donors"