Marriage Amendment Vote Percentages: State by State
It is possible that a few of the most recent votes are not listed below. Information taken from data on file with ADF.
States Marriage Amendments Fall 2008 Vote:
1. Arizona (2008 by 56.5%)
States Marriage Amendments Fall 2006 Vote:
1. Arizona (2006 by 48.2% — did not pass)
States With Marriage Amendments**:
1. Alabama (2006 by 81%)
**Every state marriage amendment voted on by the people has passed, except in Arizona; however Arizona passed a marriage amendment in the Fall 2008 vote. The vote has ranged from 48% in Arizona to 86% in Mississippi. The average pass rate for all of the amendments, including Arizona’s 2006 and 2008 results, is 67.31%. If Arizona’s 2006 results were to be excluded, the average pass rate is 67.95%.
*** Hawaii’s Amendment did not actually define marriage, but instead reads “The Legislature shall have the power to reserve marriage to opposite-sex couples.” Hawaii Const. Art. 1, § 23.