Friday, August 8, 2008

Prop 8 Title & Description Upheld

"Eliminate the negative"?

As reported in the Mercury News here, a California Superior Court judge today rejected the challenge to the re-titling and re-description of Proposition 8 (see Prop 8 Retitled & Redescribed, 26 July 2008, below), the ballot initiative that would change the California constitution to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry. No big surprise here. The trial judge was clearly correct that the new descriptive language was neither false nor misleading. Unless the Prop 8 supporters who challenged the language appeal and win, an extremely unlikely prospect, the ballot should go to the printer Monday, August 11 with language that will transparently convey the real impact of Prop 8 were the voters to approve it.

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