Big Election Year, Big Prop Year
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As it gets closer to the November election, more and more propositions are being qualified for the ballot. Most notably is Prop. 8 (pdf), something that's been talked about for a couple months now. It's the state constitution amendment change that would limit marriage in California, effectively stopping the same-sex marriages that have just begun.
Amends the California Constitution to provide that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: The measure would have no fiscal effect on state or local governments. This is because there would be no change to the manner in which marriages are currently recognized by the state. (Initiative 07-0068.)
Other propositions Californians will be voting on include high-speed trains (Prop 1), redistricting (Prop 11), two on renewable energy (Props 7 & 10), parental notification for abortions in minors (Prop 4) and treatment of farm animals (Prop 2).