The Florida Basic Rights Amendment, also known as Amendment 9, was a commission referral in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 3, 1998.
This amendment modified Article I of the Florida Constitution to redefine the definition of who is provided basic rights, also stating that women and men equal.
| Florida Amendment 9 (1998)|
| Yes|| 2,416,324|| 66.3%|
Election results via: Florida Division of Elections.
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
|| Basic Rights.—Defines "natural persons," who are equal before the law and who have inalienable rights, as "female and male alike;" provides that no person shall be deprived of any right because of national origin; changes "physical handicap" to "physical disability" as a reason that people are protected from being deprived of any right.