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If you’re looking for a laugh, go to the actual site:
OR to this site:
They actually say the following:
It protects our children from being taught in public schools that “same-sex marriage” is the same as traditional marriage, and prevents other consequences to Californians who will be forced to not just be tolerant of gay lifestyles, but face mandatory compliance regardless of their personal beliefs.
Anyway, here’s what yesonproposition8.com has to say in their FAQs:
Proposition 8 FAQ’s
Why is Proposition 8 needed?
Recognizing the growing threat of the homosexual marriage agenda, pro-family activists across the nation have moved to amend their state constitutions. This need to clearly define marriage seems redundant, but with judicial activism and legislative political correctness running rampant in our government, the true definition of marriage must be restored.
In March 2000, over 61% of California voters approved Proposition 22, which placed in state law the traditional definition of marriage: Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.
Four years later, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom decided to defy Proposition 22 by marrying homosexual couples. This evoked legal challenges from pro-family organizations seeking to protect marriage and the people’s right to pass Proposition 22. The case wound its way through the legal system until May 2008, with the shocking, arrogant judicial activism of the California Supreme Court.
In a 4-3 decision, the majority of the court overturned Proposition 22, claiming it violated the California Constitution’s basic civil rights for all citizens. The court interpreted the constitution to guarantee the “fundamental right” to marry—including homosexuals to marry each other.
Anticipating this judicial activism, pro-family advocates had already been circulating an initiative to amend California’s Constitution and define marriage as between one man and one woman. On June 2, 2008, Proposition 8 qualified for the 2008 November ballot.
Proposition 8 will place the same language as Proposition 22 into the California Constitution. This will insure that no judicial activism can overturn the law by deeming it unconstitutional—it will be in the constitution.
Proposition 8 is California’s opportunity to restore the traditional definition of marriage, reaffirm our commitment to marriage, and reject judicial activism.
Isn’t marriage always changing?
The short answer to this question is, no, marriage is not always changing. Traditional marriage between one man and one woman has been the bedrock institution of all societies since the dawn of civilization.
Radical homosexual activists have hijacked the term “marriage” in an attempt to legitimize their sexual lifestyle. Liberal judges and politicians have aided and abetted homosexuals in their crusade to redefine marriage.
One tactic homosexuals have used in their campaign to sway public opinion is linking homosexual marriage to interracial marriage. Homosexual activists claim that they are the victims of the same prejudice that banned interracial marriages in America and they will soon win the same “right” to marry each other. But there is a significant difference between interracial marriage and homosexual marriage: the definition of the marriage was not redefined. Focus on the Family’s Glenn Stanton best explains the difference:
“Knocking down bans on interracial marriage did not redefine marriage, it affirmed marriage by saying that any man has a right to marry any woman under the law. But what same-sex ‘marriage’ proponents seek to do is to radically redefine the very definition of marriage to say it’s not about gender. Marriage is about bringing the genders together, not keeping the races apart.”î
How many votes will Proposition 8 need to pass?
Proposition 8 can pass with a simple majority of the vote: 50% plus 1.
There is some public confusion about whether a constitutional amendment needs more votes to pass than a regular law. The higher percentage requirement applies only to gathering the signatures to place the constitutional amendment on the ballot—not how many votes are required to pass it.
Only a simple majority vote of 50% plus 1 is required for passing Proposition 8.
How does homosexual marriage affect your marriage and family?
Once the timeless institution of marriage is redefined, it will have a ripple affect throughout every aspect of our lives—even in some unexpected ways.
Government will be placing its stamp of approval on a lifestyle that is not beneficial to society—especially the raising of children. Children need the nurture, care, and influence of both a mother and a father as they grow into adulthood. By supporting single-sex parenting, government sends the message that children don’t need mothers and fathers. This is the wrong model to hold up for society.
Homosexual marriage devalues true heterosexual marriages. Allowing homosexual marriage is analogous to infusing the economy with more money. As government pumps more money into the system, the existing currency is devalued. Allowing faux marriages makes a mockery of traditional marriages.
Society’s language will change. Marriage licenses in California now ask for “Party A and Party B” as opposed to “Husband and Wife.” In the marriage ceremony, pastors will no longer ask, “Do you take John to be your husband?” but will be forced to ask, “Do you take John to be your spouse?” Everyday terminology will be radically altered.
School curriculum will be forced to include the redefinition of marriage. Instead of showing images of a husband and wife in textbooks, or story books for kindergarten students, “equality” will demand images of homosexual couples as well.
Homosexual marriage opens the door for societal acceptance of disturbing sexual relationships. If “love” is the standard by which we allow marriages, then polygamists will soon demand their “right” to marry two or more people. Soon individuals will demand the right to marry their pets or inanimate objects because “love” is the basis for their marriage.
Marriage is limited to one man and one woman for a good reason—it is the healthy, natural relationship essential to maintaining society. Without this important boundary of one man/one woman, any and all relationships will be permitted. It may seem absurd to imagine a future where adult men will marry preadolescent girls, but once the door opens to aberrant sexual relationships, standards are destroyed and chaos reigns.