2023 Ballot Measures

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Election Date State Title Outcome
April 1, 2007 Alaska Advisory Vote: Prohibit Employment Benefits to Same-Sex Partners of Public Employees Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arkansas Proposed Initiative Act 1: An Act Providing that an Individual who is Cohabiting Outside of a Valid Marriage May Not Adopt or be a Foster Parent of a Child Less than Eighteen Years Old Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Arizona Proposition 102: Marriage Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 California Proposition 8: Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Passed
Nov. 4, 2008 Colorado Amendment 46: Discrimination and Preferential Treatment by the State Failed
Nov. 4, 2008 Florida Constitutional Amendment 2: Florida Marriage Protection Amendment Passed
Nov. 6, 2018 Massachusetts measure: Question #3 Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maryland Question 6: Civil Marriage Protection Act Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Maine Question 1: People's Veto: An Act To End Discrimination in Civil Marriage and Affirm Religious Freedom Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Maine Question 1: Citizen Initiative - Same Sex Marriage Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Minnesota Proposed Amendment 1: Recognition of Marriage Solely Between One Man and One Woman Failed
May 8, 2012 North Carolina Amendment 1: Defense of Marriage Passed
Nov. 3, 2020 Nevada Question 2: Same-Sex Marriage Passed
Nov. 3, 2020 Utah Constitutional Amendment A: Gender-Neutral Constitutional Language Amendment Passed
Nov. 3, 2009 Washington Referendum 71: Referendum Measure No. 71 concerning rights and responsibilities of state-registered domestic partners Passed
Nov. 6, 2012 Washington Referendum 74: Concerning Marriage for Same Sex Couples Passed