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

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Someone added a line to the article that says, "In the last month both Presidential candidates, including their vice presidents have stated they support proposition 8 and believe in the traditional view of, 'marriage as only between a man and woman.'" I've taken it out pending a citation that establishes it. I was under the impression that Obama was opposed to 8. The only way to settle is with citations to reliable sources. Calgal 12:49, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

A number of suggested changes

I'd like to make the following changes to the article in addition to updating the contribution information.

  • Move ballot title/lawsuit section lower in article; it is less relevant now.
  • Create new subsection toward top that expands on the one sentence in the intro as to why the supporters started this effort.
  • Create an "Arguments pro and con" section. This would largely be based on the arguments in the official voters guide.
  • Break up the external links category into three subsections, "Basic information", "Websites of supporters", "Websites of opponents".
  • It might also be time to start two new pages, one just listing opponents, one supporters, as has been done for California Proposition 7 (2008).

Leave me a note here or on my talk page if you disagree or have questions/thoughts. Calgal 11:53, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Reducing length of article

Can this article be cut down in size at all by removing some of the content (such as path to ballot, legal) to a separate new article? Polycal 00:48, 28 October 2008 (UTC)


I left this note on CesarLeo's talk page: "Could you say a little more about why you took the celeb endorsement section out of California Proposition 8 (2008)? I know you wrote that it was "not necessary" but that's more a summary of your perspective than an argument." Calgal 21:15, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

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