ELIMINATES RIGHT OF SAME–SEX COUPLES TO MARRY. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Changes the California Constitution to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry in California. Provides that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California. Summary of Legislative Analyst’s Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: Over the next few years, potential revenue loss, mainly from sales taxes, totaling in the several tens of millions of dollars, to state and local governments. In the long run, likely little fiscal impact on state and local governments.
Popular Vote Results
Initiative CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. --
RON PRENTICE, President, California Family Council; ROSEMARIE "ROSIE" AVILA, Governing Board Member, Santa Ana Unified School District; BISHOP GEORGE MCKINNEY, Director, Coalition of African American Pastors
SAMUEL THORON, Former President, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays; JULIA MILLER THORON, Parent
Rebuttal Against Author
DR. JANE ANDERSON, M.D., Fellow, American College of Pediatricians; ROBERT BOLINGBROKE, Council Commissioner, San Diego-Imperial Council, Boy Scouts of America; JERALEE SMITH, Director of Education/California Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX)
8 ELIMINATES RIGHT OF SAME-SEX COUPLES TO MARRY. California Proposition 8 (2008).