Anti-Same-Sex Marriage Measure Will Be on November Ballot

Would Legally Define Marriage as Being Between One Man, One Woman

Setting the stage for a culture clash of epic proportions, opponents of same sex marriages submitted more than the legally required number of signatures needed to qualify their proposed ballot measure for California’s November 4 general election. If approved, the measure would amend the state constitution to define a legal marriage as that between a man and a woman. It would also overturn the state Supreme Court’s decision two weeks ago to recognize gay marriages as legal. In the meantime, ten Republican governors have asked California state officials to delay implementing the Supreme Court’s decision - scheduled to begin this June - to allow voters to decide the issue in November. Conversely, gay marriage supporters are arguing that same sex weddings will be good for California’s economy, citing a recent economic report predicting gay weddings would generate $370 million in annual business.

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