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California Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment Petitions Submitted

Timothy Kincaid

April 21st, 2008

The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that the anti-gay group, Protect Marriage, has submitted their signatures to the county registrars to place an amendment on the November ballot.

A coalition of religious groups called Protect Marriage collected more than 1.1 million signatures in support of the amendment, said Brian Brown, executive director of the California office of the National Organization for Marriage.

The initiative needs 694,354 signatures, or 8 percent of the votes cast in the last governor’s race, to make it onto the ballot. However, a large percentage of signatures tend to be invalid so petition goals were at 1.1 million.

When I checked their site last week, Protect Marriage was still about 50,000 short. Their website currently is not self-congratulatory, but the Chronicle may be right in their reporting. But even if they are a little short, there is still a good chance that the sample validation may prove that adequate signatures were raised.

If this reaches the ballot for November, there will undoubtedly be an expensive and fierce battle within the state. Fortunately, the Governor has promised to oppose the constitutional amendment, which will be very helpful for appealing to moderates.

UPDATE: the Protect Marriage website now states “We have received over 1.1 million signatures to qualify the California Marriage Protection Act for the ballot!”

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Joel
April 22nd, 2008 | LINK

From Citizenlink, “We know that the road ahead will be especially quarrelsome, but we look for Christians to stand up, to represent biblical truth and God’s will for marriage.””

Whatever hapened to freedom of religion. Or did it not include freedom from religion? Guess we HAVE to choose one? I can make one up though right? like the spaghetti monster…

Joel
April 22nd, 2008 | LINK

BTW.. the quote was in relation to the california amendment.

California Supreme Court Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban | Irreligiosity
May 15th, 2008 | LINK

[...] course it isn’t going to be easy.  Project Marriage, a Christian organization touting itself as a “loose alliance of pro-family and church [...]

David Leingang
October 6th, 2008 | LINK

Let same sex partners join in a union but not marry.

Marriage is for opposite sex partners.

Same sex partners deserve tax breaks, insurance for partner, etc.

Marriage will not provide anything more than a union can for same sex partners.

Let a union between same sex partners be recocnized by the state as a legal and binding contract.

This will resolve all issues about the Marriage conflict being addressed by prop 8.

Timothy Kincaid
October 7th, 2008 | LINK

David,

Separate is never equal. I think I’ll have the same rights as everyone else, thanks, and if you want a lesser status and second class citizenship, you go right ahead and select that for yourself.

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