"What's my name again?"
Although grammatically unusual – I would have expected most initiative titles to be noun phrases rather than verb phrases – there's a new name as well as a new summary description for Proposition 8, the proposed marriage-restricting amendment to the California constitution that will be on the ballot on November 4. Seemingly agreeing with some of the second argument in the writ that sought and failed to get the measure removed from the ballot, the state Attorney General announced this week that the measure will be listed as follows on the ballot (barring successful legal challenge):
ELIMINATES RIGHT OF SAME-SEX COUPLES TO MARRY.
INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
Changes California Constitution to eliminate right of same-sex couples to marry. Provides that only a marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.
Fiscal Impact: Over the next few years, potential revenue loss, mainly sales taxes, totaling in the several tens of millions of dollars, to state and local governments. In the long run, likely little fiscal impact to state and local governments.