California Proposition 22, Limit on Marriages (2000)
Marriage and Family
|Not on ballot|
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".
- 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 estimate
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.
$8,422,913 was spent supporting the measure. $4,829,543 was spent opposing it.
Supporters of the measure included:
- Helping Hands Ministries, $440,000
- Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles, $144,998
- Darrel Issa, $59,910
Opponents of the measure included:
- Official Voter Guide to Proposition 22
- Full text of Proposition 22
- Smart Voter on Proposition 22
- Cal Voter on Prop 22
- Top Ten contributors