2006 Arizona Proposition 107
|Elections in Arizona|
Arizona Proposition 107 was a proposed same-sex marriage ban, put before voters by ballot initiative in the 2006 General Election. If passed, it would have prohibited the state of Arizona from recognizing same-sex marriages or civil unions. The state already had a statute defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman and prohibiting the recognition of same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.
This proposed amendment to the Arizona Constitution failed, with 48.2% voting in favor and 51.8% opposed, making Arizona the first U.S. state to defeat a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Several states approved similar measures between 1998 and 2006.
The proposition was backed by the Protect Marriage Arizona coalition, which included the Center for Arizona Policy and United Families Arizona. The proposition was primarily opposed by the Arizona Together coalition, which included the Arizona Human Rights Fund and the Human Rights Campaign.
Voters approved a more limited constitutional amendment which banned same-sex marriage but not state-recognized civil unions or domestic partnerships, Arizona Proposition 102, in 2008 with 56% of the vote.
Official title and text
An Initiative Measure
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Arizona; amending the Constitution of Arizona; by adding Article XXX; relating to the protection of marriage
To preserve and protect marriage in this state, only a union between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage by this state or its political subdivisions and no legal status for unmarried persons shall be created or recognized by this state or its political subdivisions that is similar to that of marriage.
|Apache County||50% (8,661)||50% (8,740)|
|Cochise County||56% (19,422)||44% (15,490)|
|Coconino County||40% (15,139)||60% (22,279)|
|Gila County||52% (8,526)||48% (7,775)|
|Graham County||69% (5,221)||31% (2,369)|
|Greenlee County||57% (1,151)||43% (885)|
|La Paz County||52% (1,921)||48% (1,772)|
|Maricopa County||48% (421,568)||52% (449,065)|
|Mohave County||57% (25,429)||43% (19,254)|
|Navajo County||56% (14,194)||44% (11,246)|
|Pima County||42% (115,915)||58% (158,721)|
|Pinal County||52% (28,873)||48% (26,882)|
|Santa Cruz County||45% (3,473)||55% (4,204)|
|Yavapai County||52% (36,992)||48% (34,346)|
|Yuma County||55% (15,004)||45% (12,470)|
|Total||48% (721,489)||52% (775,498)|
- "Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 25 – Marital and Domestic Relations". 2007-09-18.
- Geis, Sonya (20 November 2006). "New Tactic In Fighting Marriage Initiatives". Washington Post. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
- "Arizona Secretary of State: 2006 general election results". Archived from the original on 30 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-01.
- Proposition Text at AZ Secretary of State site (including arguments for and against the measure)
- Protect Marriage Arizona (Yes On Prop 107)
- Arizona Together (No On Prop 107)
- The Center for Arizona Policy
- The Human Rights Campaign
- The Money Behind the 2006 Marriage Amendments – National Institute on Money in State Politics