Marriage Ballot measures

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2008 General Election Ballot Measures: Marriage


Arizona Proposition 102 - Amendment Relating to Marriage

Summary: A proposed constitutional amendment that would define that only a union of one man and one woman should be valid or recognized as a marriage.

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California Proposition 8  - Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry. Initiative Constitutional Amendment

Summary: Changes the California Constitution to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry in California and provides that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.

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Florida Amendment 2 - Florida Marriage Protection Amendment

Summary: This amendment protects marriage as the legal union of only one man and one woman as husband and wife and provides that no other legal union that is treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent thereof shall be valid or recognized.

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