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The Money Behind the 2006 Marriage Amendments

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In 2006, voters in nine states faced ballots with constitutional amendments banning same-sex
marriage. While the measures passed overwhelmingly in Alabama, Idaho, South Carolina and Tennessee, vote tallies in Colorado, South Dakota, Virginia and Wisconsin were closer than votes in states where same-sex marriage bans passed in previous election cycles. The Arizona measure became the first same-sex marriage ban to be defeated by voters. An analysis of campaign-finance reports filed by committees active on the same-sex marriage