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State of California March 7, 2000 Election
Proposition 22
Limit on Marriages

Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute

4,579,386 / 61.2% Yes votes ...... 2,897,689 / 38.8% No votes

See Also: Index of all Propositions

Information shown below: Summary | Yes/No Meaning | Official Information | Arguments |
Summary Prepared by the State Attorney General:
Adds a provision to the Family Code providing that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California. Fiscal Impact: Probably no fiscal effect on the state or local governments.

Meaning of Voting Yes/No
A YES vote of this measure means:
California law will provide that only a marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.

A NO vote of this measure means:
California law will (1) continue to define marriage based on a civil contract between a man and a woman and (2) generally recognize legal marriages that took place outside of California as valid in California.

Official Sources of Information
Arguments Submitted to the Secretary of State

Summary of Arguments FOR Proposition 22:
Proposition 22 gives Californians the opportunity to protect marriage between a man and a woman, without interference from judges in other states trying to change that definition and force us to recognize "same-sex marriages." 30 states already protect marriage. Now California can too. Our State. Our Choice. Yes on 22

Full Text of Argument In Favor, Rebuttal

Summary of Arguments AGAINST Proposition 22:
You don't need to support gay marriage to oppose Proposition 22. You just have to believe in a few basic values-- keeping government out of our personal lives, respecting each other's privacy, and not singling out one group for discrimination. Voting "No" on 22 will Not legalize same-sex marriage.

Full Text of Argument Against, Rebuttal

Contact FOR Proposition 22:
Protection of Marriage Committee/ YES on 22
1121 L Street, Suite 810
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 441-1010

Contact AGAINST Proposition 22:
Carol Ramirez
No on Knight Campaign
(415) 227-1020

  Official Information

Secretary of State

Nonpartisan Information

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League of Women Voters California Voter Foundation Secretary of State News and Analysis

KCET Los Angeles (PBS-TV)

Los Angeles Times Palm Springs Desert Sun San Francisco Chronicle Torrance Daily Breeze Sacramento Bee
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