California Proposition 8, the "Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry" Initiative (2008)

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Initiative 1247. (07-0014), also known as the Elimination of Domestic Partnership Rights, would amend the California Constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman.

  • Would prohibit decreasing marriage rights
  • Voids domestic partners concerning: community property, intestate succession, stepparent adoption, child custody, child support, hospital visitation, health care decisions for an incapacitated partner, insurance benefits, death benefits, and recovery of wrongful death.[1]


Larry Bowler and Randy Thomasson


The circulation deadline for this initiative ends 11/13/07 and requires 694,354 signatures. It is currently pending a raw count of these signatures.

See Also:


  1. (07-0014) Initiative Language