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{{marriage}}'''California Proposition 22''' appeared on the [[California 2000 ballot propositions|March 7, 2000]] ballot in [[California]].  It passed, with 61.2% of voters in favor.  On May 15, 2008, the California Supreme Court struck down the initiative  in a 4-3 decision, giving same-sex couples the right to marry.
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{{marriage}}{{TOCnestright}}'''California Proposition 22''' was on the [[California 2000 ballot propositions#March 7|March 7, 2000 ballot]] in [[California]], where it was '''approved''' with 61.2% of voters in favor.  Proposition 22 stated that only marriages between a man and a woman are to be considered valid or recognized in California.
  
The [[ballot measure]] was an [[initiated statute]] that changed the [[California Family Code]]. It is sometimes known as the '''Knight Initiative''', after its author, the late state senator William "Pete" Knight, and also as the "California Defense of Marriage Act".  
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On May 15, 2008, the [[California Supreme Court]] struck down the initiative in a 4-3 decision, giving same-sex couples the right to marry.
  
==Ballot language==
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Shortly before the court struck down Proposition 22, [[California Proposition 8 (2008)]] qualified for the ballot.  The goal of Proposition 8's supporters was similar to the goals of Proposition 22 supporters.  Proposition 8 [[constitutional amendment|amended]] the [[California Constitution]], whereas Proposition 22 was a [[initiated state statute|state statute]].  Proposition 8 went on to win at the polls in [[California 2008 ballot measures|November 2008]].
  
The summary of the [[ballot measure]] prepared by the [[California Attorney General]] read:
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The [[ballot measure]] was an [[initiated state statute]] that changed the [[California Family Code]].  It is sometimes known as the '''Knight Initiative''', after its author, the late state senator William "Pete" Knight, and also as the "California Defense of Marriage Act."
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==Election results==
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The 2000 Primary election results reported by the California Secretary of State's Office are as follows:<ref>[http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/sov/2000_primary/] last retrieved July 28, 2010</ref>
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{{Short outcome
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| title = Proposition 22
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| yes = 4,618,673
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| yespct = 61.40
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| no = 2,909,370
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| nopct = 38.60
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| total = 7,883,385
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| turnoutpct = 53.88
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}}
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==Text of measure==
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===Title===
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The [[ballot title]] was:
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<center>'''Limit on Marriages. Initiative Statute.'''</center>
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===Summary===
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The [[ballot summary (California)|summary]] of the [[ballot measure]] prepared by the [[California Attorney General]] read:
  
 
* Adds a provision to the Family Code providing that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.
 
* Adds a provision to the Family Code providing that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.
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===Fiscal impact===
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:: ''See also: [[Fiscal impact statement]]''
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The [[California Legislative Analyst's Office]] provided an estimate of net state and local government fiscal impact for Proposition 22.  That estimate was:
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* Probably no fiscal effect on the state or local governments.
  
 
==Campaign contributions==
 
==Campaign contributions==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
  
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* [http://primary2000.sos.ca.gov/VoterGuide/Propositions/22.htm Official Voter Guide to Proposition 22]
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* [http://primary2000.sos.ca.gov/VoterGuide/Propositions/22text.htm Full text of Proposition 22]
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* [http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/sov/2000_primary/sum.pdf Official declaration of the March 7, 2000 vote]
 
* [http://www.smartvoter.org/2000/03/07/ca/state/prop/22/ Smart Voter on Proposition 22]
 
* [http://www.smartvoter.org/2000/03/07/ca/state/prop/22/ Smart Voter on Proposition 22]
 
* [http://www.calvoter.org/voter/elections/archive/2000/primary/propositions/22.html Cal Voter on Prop 22]
 
* [http://www.calvoter.org/voter/elections/archive/2000/primary/propositions/22.html Cal Voter on Prop 22]
 
* [http://www.calvoter.org/voter/elections/archive/2000/primary/propositions/topten.html#22 Top Ten contributors]
 
* [http://www.calvoter.org/voter/elections/archive/2000/primary/propositions/topten.html#22 Top Ten contributors]
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* [http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/sov/2000_primary/ California 2000 Primary Statement of the Vote]
  
 
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[[Category:California 2000 ballot measures]]
 
[[Category:California 2000 ballot measures]]
[[Category:Marriage, California]]
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[[Category:Marriage and family, California]]
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[[Category:Marriage and family, 2000]]

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California Proposition 22 was on the March 7, 2000 ballot in California, where it was approved with 61.2% of voters in favor. Proposition 22 stated that only marriages between a man and a woman are to be considered valid or recognized in California.

On May 15, 2008, the California Supreme Court struck down the initiative in a 4-3 decision, giving same-sex couples the right to marry.

Shortly before the court struck down Proposition 22, California Proposition 8 (2008) qualified for the ballot. The goal of Proposition 8's supporters was similar to the goals of Proposition 22 supporters. Proposition 8 amended the California Constitution, whereas Proposition 22 was a state statute. Proposition 8 went on to win at the polls in November 2008.

The ballot measure was an initiated state statute that changed the California Family Code. It is sometimes known as the Knight Initiative, after its author, the late state senator William "Pete" Knight, and also as the "California Defense of Marriage Act."

Election results

The 2000 Primary election results reported by the California Secretary of State's Office are as follows:[1]

Proposition 22
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 4,618,673 61.40%
No2,909,37038.60%

Text of measure

Title

The ballot title was:

Limit on Marriages. Initiative Statute.

Summary

The summary of the ballot measure prepared by the California Attorney General read:

  • Adds a provision to the Family Code providing that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.

Fiscal impact

See also: Fiscal impact statement

The California Legislative Analyst's Office provided an estimate of net state and local government fiscal impact for Proposition 22. That estimate was:

  • Probably no fiscal effect on the state or local governments.

Campaign contributions

$8,422,913 was spent supporting the measure. $4,829,543 was spent opposing it.

Supporters of the measure included:

Opponents of the measure included:

See also

External links


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