The ballot description for Proposition 8 makes it perfectly clear. Prop 8 "eliminates the right of same sex couples to marry."
Hi Family and Friends.
I have been volunteering at the No on 8 headquarters here in San Francisco, on the phonebank, calling registered voters, trying to clarify what is a confusing issue for some (Yes: some folks who support same sex marriage think they need to vote "yes" ! and we have to educate them). While others are undecided (they may feel ambivalent about same sex couples using the word 'marriage' but they understand that fundamental ciivil rights and freedoms are at stake. )
This race is going to be incredibly close and we need your help
Phonebanking is not enough. We need to match and outfundraise our opponents. The opposition has brought in millions of dollars from out of state, to pay for their blatant lies on broadcast media/TV/radio. We desparately need your help financially to add more truth. The more messages that people hear and see, the more likely that side is to win.
No On Prop 8, Equality For All is the coalition that is leading the fight to defeat Prop 8 and defend the fundamental right to marry for all Californians. Help me help them. Contribute to my fundraising page today!
We will also need VOLUNTEERS on Election Day to make sure people know to Vote No on Prop 8, the latest poll shows it is neck & neck, so consider volunteering at www.NoonProp8.com locally in California
Sincerely and in the Spirit of Equality,
Here is the information directly out of the California Voter's Pamphlet about Proposition 8, which Elimiates The Right To Marry for Same-Sex Couples, and is a California Constitutional Initiative:
In March 2000, California voters passed Proposition 22 to specify in state law that only marriage between a man an d a woman is valid or recognized in California. In May 2008, the California Supreme Court ruled that the statute enacted by Proposition 22 and other statues that limit marriage to a relationship between a man and a woman violated the equal protection clause of the California Constitution It als held that individuals of the same sex have the right to marry under the California Constitution. As a result of the ruling, marriage between individuals of the same sex is currently valid or recognized in the state.
This measure amends the California Constituition to specify that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California. As a result notwithstanding the California Supreme Court ruling, marriage would be limited to individuals of the opposite sex, and individuals of the same sex would not have the right to marry in California.
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