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Florida Basic Rights, Amendment 9 (1998)

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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.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 9 (1998)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 2,416,324 66.3%
No1,230,68333.7%

Election results via: Florida Division of Elections.

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The language that appeared on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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.[1]


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