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)
Approveda 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.[1][2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Florida Secretary of State, Division of Elections, "Initiative Information"
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.