Talk:California Proposition 8, the "Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry" Initiative (2008)
Position of presidential candidates
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)
Target Counties based on 2000
May I be permitted to produce a list of counties that have to flip for the ballot measureto pas? Welsh Liberal Democrat 21:13, 1 November 2008 (UTC)