Proposition 8 is simple and
straightforward. It contains the same 14 words that were previously
approved in 2000 by over 61% of California voters: “Only marriage
between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”
Because four activist judges in San Francisco wrongly overturned the
people’s vote, we need to pass this measure as a constitutional amendment
to restore the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman.
Voting YES on Proposition 8 does
3 simple things:
It restores the definition of marriage to what the vast majority of
California voters already approved and what Californians agree should be
supported, not undermined.
It overturns the outrageous decision of four activist Supreme Court
judges who ignored the will of the people.
It protects our children from being taught in public schools that
“same-sex marriage” is the same as traditional marriage.
California voters passed
Proposition 22 in 2000 by more than 61%, saying that a marriage in
California is between a man and a woman. Earlier this year, four activist
judges based in San Francisco wrongly overturned the people's vote,
legalizing same-sex marriage.
The Supreme Court’s decision to
legalize same-sex marriage redefined marriage for the rest of society
without ever asking the people themselves to accept this decision. By
saying that a marriage is between “any two persons” rather than between a
man and a woman, the Court decision has opened the door to any kind of
“marriage.” This undermines the value of marriage altogether at a time
when we should be restoring marriage, not undermining it.
Vote YES on Proposition 8 to
overturn the outrageous Supreme Court decision and restore the definition
of marriage that was approved by over 61% of voters. Proposition 8 is NOT
an attack on gay couples but they don’t get to change the definition of
marriage for everyone else!
Volume 9, 2008