A citizen-initiated state constitutional amendment, Proposal 2 (The “Michigan Civil Rights Amendment”) was passed into law during the 2006 November election with a 58% majority vote. The proposal amended the Michigan State Constitution to ban affirmative action programs that give preferential treatment to groups or individuals based on their race, gender, color, ethnicity or national origin for public employment, education or contracting purposes.
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Oklahoma voters end affirmative action programs in state
A legislatively-referred ballot measure sponsored by Sen. Rob Johnson and Rep. Leslie Osborn, and passed into law by voters on November 6, 2012, State Question 759 (The Oklahoma Affirmative Action Ban Amendment) prohibits affirmative action programs in government employment, education, and contracting that give preferred treatment based on race, color, gender, ethnicity, or national origin. The amendment appeared on the Nov. 6, 2012 ballot in the state of Oklahoma.
Arizona ends affirmative action
A legislatively-referred constitutional amendment approved by nearly 60% of voters in 2010, Prop107 (The Arizona Civil Rights Amendment) says that “A ‘yes’ vote shall have the effect of prohibiting the State of Arizona from giving preferential treatment to or discriminating against any person or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin. The prohibition applies to preferences or discrimination in public employment, education or contracting.”