Friday, November 7, 2008

Propositions 8 and K

by Jordan Bubin

I found some good news! Proposition 8, the Neanderthal California ballot initiative to amend California’s constitution to declare that “only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California,” may passed, 52.5% to 47.5%. Technically, it’s not passed yet, as there may be enough provisional ballots to overcome the discrepancy, but even No on 8 campaigners privately admit that the odds enough of the provisional and absentee ballots are voting “no” to make a difference is “highly improbable.” Happily, challenges have already been filed, claiming that the measure “is so far-reaching that it is not merely a constitutional amendment but a revision, which requires a two-thirds vote of the Legislature to reach the ballot.Good luck to them!

Not as fun news, too—apparently, Proposition K was defeated in San Francisco County. I can’t find anything on the news yet, but this blog at the San Francisco weekly is smarmily celebrating its defeat. Proposition K was a local initiative to defund all prostitution prosecutions.

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