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Home School Legal Defense Association
November 20, 2006

Marriage Amendments Win!

Thank you for working and voting for the marriage amendments that were on the ballots in eight states. They passed in all but one: Arizona, where 51% of voters said no to protecting traditional marriage. Arizona is the only state where a marriage amendment has failed.

The seven states and their approximate percentage of votes by which they passed are:

Idaho—63 percent
South Carolina—71 percent
Tennessee—80 percent
Virginia—56 percent
Wisconsin—59 percent
South Dakota—51 percent
Colorado—55 percent

Now, 27 state constitutions protect traditional marriage. In addition to the seven listed above, the other states are Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, and Utah.

Your right to homeschool rests on the freedom to exercise your parental rights to direct the education and upbringing of your children. The U.S. Supreme Court has declared that our parental rights are founded on traditional marriage. By supporting the sanctity of marriage, you are indirectly helping to protect your freedom to homeschool.

 Other Resources

Issue Analysis: Marriage Amendment

Parental Rights: Why Now is the Time to Act