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  VA Constitutional Amendment - Ban on Same-Sex Marriage/Civil Unions
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Parents > United States > Virginia > Public Questions > 2006 Constitutional Measures > Marriage Amendment
OfficeReferendum
Type Referendum
Filing Deadline June 01, 2006 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 07, 2006 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close November 07, 2006 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start January 01, 2007 - 12:00pm
Term End June 26, 2013 - 12:00pm
Turnout 32.89% Total Population
ContributorThe Sunset Provision
Last Modified'96for96th November 08, 2017 07:27pm
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Description Proposed Constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

FULL TEXT OF AMENDMENT
[Proposed new language is underlined. Existing language that is deleted is shown as stricken (stricken).] Amend Article I of the Constitution of Virginia by adding a section numbered 15-A as follows:

ARTICLE I

BILL OF RIGHTS

Section 15-A. 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.
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LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
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04/18/2005 11/07/2006
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Yes --1 5 12
No ------1
Leaning Call: Yes (94.20%)
Weighted Call: Yes (99.99%)
MATCHUP POLL GRAPH
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06/00/2006 10/19/2006

CANDIDATES
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Name Yes No  
PartyYES NO  
Campaign Logo  
Certified Votes1,328,537 (57.06%) 999,687 (42.94%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -328,850 (-14.12%)  
Predict Avg.65.00% 35.00%  
Cash On Hand 9/30 $313,245.00 9/30 $1,000,000.00  
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MATCHUP POLLS (7 from 4 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg52.62%-- 42.44%--  
Mason-Dixon 
10/17/06-10/19/06
52.00% 4.0 42.00% 4.0
Washington Post/ABC News 
10/10/06-10/12/06
53.00% -- 43.00% --
Survey USA 
09/10/06-09/12/06
68.00% 3.0 29.00% 5.0
Mason-Dixon 
09/05/06-09/07/06
54.00% -- 40.00% --
Survey USA 
08/18/06-08/20/06
65.00% -- 34.00% --
Mason-Dixon 
07/25/06-07/27/06
56.00% -- 38.00% --
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jan 06, 2007 01:45am News Group Behind Virginia Anti-Gay Amendment Now Targets Divorcing Straight Couples  Article The Sunset Provision 
Nov 02, 2006 10:00am News Is gay marriage like civil rights?  Article The Sunset Provision 
Oct 30, 2006 10:00am News Va. Catholics Pushed to Support Same-Sex Marriage Ban  Article The Sunset Provision 
Sep 15, 2006 03:00pm Announcement Kaine Says He Will Campaign Against Same-Sex Marriage Ban  Article RP 

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