Monday, July 28, 2008

Proposition 8 Now States What It Means

Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative attempting to ban same-sex marriage this coming November has been reworded, and that's a good thing.

The California Secretary of State changed the language, making it clear that existing rights would be rescinded if the ballot passes. Now it reads: "Changes California Constitution to eliminate right of same-sex couples to marry."

It further explains that banning same-sex marriage could prevent the state from gaining tens of millions of dollars in potential sales tax revenue and in our current economy that's nothing to take lightly.

At present 51% of Californians are against the ban, so more education is needed and this is a critical step in that direction.