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Virginia Question 1, Marriage Amendment (2006)

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

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

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