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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'''.
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{{VAConstitution}}{{tnr}}The '''Virginia Marriage Amendment''' was on the [[Virginia 2006 ballot measures|November 7, 2006 ballot]] in [[Virginia]], where it was '''approved'''.<ref> [http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/ElectionResults/2006/Nov/htm/index.htm Virginia 2006 Election Results]</ref><ref> [http://www.pamspaulding.com/weblog/2006/01/virginias-marriage-amendment-proceeds.html ''Pam's House Blend'', "Virginia's marriage amendment proceeds," January 15, 2006]</ref>
  
* Yes: 1,328,537 (57.1%) {{approved}}
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==Aftermath==
* No: 999,687 (42.9%)
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The amendment was struck down as unconstitutional by {{JP|Arenda L. Wright Allen|U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen}} on February 13, 2014.<ref>[http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-virginia-gay-marriage-20140213,0,5553408.story#axzz2tJ0qo76g ''Los Angeles Times'', "Virginia's gay marriage ban struck down by federal judge," February 13, 2014]</ref>
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==Election results==
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{{short outcome
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|title= Virginia Question 1 (2006)
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|yes=1,328,537
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|yespct=57.06
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|no=999,687
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|nopct=42.94
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|overturned = Yes
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|casename = Bostic v. Rainey
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|link = http://legaltimes.typepad.com/files/edva-ssm-opinion.pdf
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}}
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Election Results via: [http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/ElectionResults/2006/Nov/htm/index.htm Virginia State Board of Elections]
  
 
==Ballot wording==
 
==Ballot wording==
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The ballot wording said:
 
The ballot wording said:
  
"Shall Article I (the Bill of Rights) of the Constitution of Virginia be amended to state:
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"Shall Article I (the Bill of Rights) of the [[Virginia Constitution|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."?
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"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.?"
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==Campaign finance==
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Donors to the campaign '''for''' the measure:<ref> [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/ballot.phtml?m=208 ''Follow the Money'', "Donors"]</ref>
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* VA4 Marriage.org: $354,135
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* VIrginia Catholic Conference: $27,567
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* Building a Better Virginia-Referendum Committee: $18,782
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* Focus on the Family Marriage Amendment Committee: $14,686
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* Total: $415,170
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Donors to the campaign '''against''' the measure:
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* Commonwealth Coalition Inc.: $1,399,803
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* Equality Virginia Referendum CMTE: $148,337
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* Total: $1,548,139
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* Overall Total: $1,963,309
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==See also==
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* [[Virginia 2006 ballot measures]]
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* [[2006 ballot measures]]
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* [[Virginia State Senate]]
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* [[Virginia House of Delegates]]
  
==Reference==
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==References==
* [http://www.ncsl.org/programs/legismgt/elect/dbintro.htm National Conference of State Legislatures Ballot Measures Database]
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Revision as of 06:24, 25 March 2014

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The Virginia Marriage Amendment was on the November 7, 2006 ballot in Virginia, where it was approved.[1][2]

Aftermath

The amendment was struck down as unconstitutional by U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen on February 13, 2014.[3]

Election results

Virginia Question 1 (2006)
OverturnedotOverturned Case:Bostic v. Rainey 
ResultVotesPercentage
Yes 1,328,537 57.06%
No999,68742.94%

Election Results via: Virginia State Board of Elections

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 to the campaign for the measure:[4]

  • VA4 Marriage.org: $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 to the campaign against the measure:

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

See also

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