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California Freedom of Biblically-Based Speech Initiative (2014)

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A California Freedom of Biblically-Based Speech Initiative (#13-0014) has been approved for circulation in California as a contender for the November 4, 2014 ballot as an initiated constitutional amendment.

If the initiative qualifies for the ballot and is approved by the state's voters, it will:

  • Exempt speech based on biblical authority from existing constitutional and statutory restrictions applicable to all other speech, including restrictions against discrimination and hate crimes.
  • Prohibit any compelled speech or action if it would be against the speaker's or actor's beliefs based on biblical authority.
  • Repeal existing constitutional provision denying protection to acts of religious expression inconsistent with the peace or safety of the State.

Supporters of the initiative refer to it as the Free Exercise of Religion".

Text of measure

Ballot title:

Bible-Based Speech. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

Official summary:

"Exempts speech based on biblical authority from existing constitutional and statutory restrictions applicable to all other speech, including restrictions against discrimination and hate crimes. Prohibits any compelled speech or action if it would be against the speaker's or actor's beliefs based on biblical authority. Repeals constitutional provision denying protection to acts of religious expression inconsistent with the peace or safety of the State."

Fiscal impact estimate:

"Potentially minor increased costs to state and local governments to resolve legal issues pertaining to the effect of the measure."

Path to the ballot

See also: California signature requirements

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