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  CA Proposition 8 - Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry
Parents > United States > California > Propositions > 2008 Referendums > Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California?
Type Referendum
Filing Deadline June 02, 2008 - 12:00pm
Polls Open November 04, 2008 - 09:00am
Polls Close November 04, 2008 - 10:00pm
Term Start November 05, 2008 - 12:00am
Term End January 00, 2100 - 12:00pm
Turnout 85.34% Registered 39.57% Total Population
Last ModifiedHikikomori Blitzkrieg! November 07, 2010 04:20am
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Description Title: California Marriage Protection Act.

This measure shall be known and may be cited as the "California Marriage Protection Act."

SECTION 2. Article I. Section 7.5 is added to the California Const itution. to read:
Sec. 7.5. Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.

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KEY RACE? 9.3332996368 Average
Leaning Graph
06/03/2008 11/04/2008
No 17 4 ----
Yes 3 ------
Leaning Call: No (89.29%)
Weighted Call: Yes (97.87%)
Poll Graph

05/20/2008 10/31/2008

Name Yes No  
PartyYES NO  
Certified Votes7,001,084 (52.24%) 6,401,482 (47.76%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -599,602 (-4.47%)  
Predict Avg.46.50% 53.50%  
Cash On Hand $-- $--  
MATCHUP POLLS (10 from 5 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg43.20%-- 51.53%--  
Survey USA 
47.00% 1.0 50.00% 5.0
Field Poll 
44.00% 6.0 49.00% 6.0
Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) 
44.00% -- 52.00% --
Survey USA 
48.00% 1.0 45.00% 3.0
Survey USA 
47.00% 3.0 42.00% 7.0
Survey USA 
44.00% -- 49.00% --
R Chuck Norris [L]
R Larry Pegram [L]
  Los Altos Town Crier
R Hikikomori Blitzkrieg!
D Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown, Jr.
D Kamala Harris
LPC Dr. King Schultz
IS Sesel

Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

Start Date Candidate Category Ad Tone Lng Title Run Time Contributor


Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Mar 30, 2012 12:00pm Endorsement Mitt Romney donated $10,000 to NOM to help pass Proposition 8  Article RP 
Nov 08, 2010 01:50pm Analysis Kamala Harris-Steve Cooley race could affect Prop. 8  Article Hikikomori Blitzkrieg! 
Jul 27, 2009 09:50am Blog Entry California Activists Not Going to Bother Overturning Prop 8 Next Year  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Jul 25, 2009 11:15pm Poll New straw poll of gay marriage leaders: Overturn Prop 8 in 2010  Article Homegrown Democrat 
May 27, 2009 12:05pm Opinion ACLU: Don't File Federal Prop 8 Lawsuit  Article Homegrown Democrat 
May 27, 2009 12:00pm General Text of Perry v. Schwarzenegger Complaint  Article Homegrown Democrat 
May 26, 2009 12:00pm Legal Ruling California Upholds Gay Marriage Ban  Article Monsieur 
May 26, 2009 10:00am News Ted Olson and David Boies to Challenge Prop 8 in Federal Court  Article Homegrown Democrat 
May 25, 2009 02:40pm News Prop 8 events planned in 93 cities tomorrow; Obama demonstration Wednesday  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Apr 12, 2009 12:00pm News Warren cancels ABC appearance  Article karin1492 
Jan 09, 2009 01:00pm General Prop. 8 supporters want donors anonymous  Article RP 
Dec 19, 2008 11:00pm News California AG urges court to void gay marriage ban  Article Monsieur 
Nov 21, 2008 05:00pm Interview Nate Silver on African-Americans, Prop 8. and Being A Hero to Gays & Geeks Everywhere  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Nov 14, 2008 01:00pm News Feds investigate vandalism at Mormon sites  Article Bob 
Nov 11, 2008 10:00pm Blog Entry Prop 8 Myths  Article Karma Policeman 
Nov 11, 2008 08:00am News Legality of Same-Sex Marriage Ban Challenged  Article ArmyDem 
Nov 07, 2008 09:40pm Blog Entry N-Word Hurled at Blacks During Westwood Prop 8 Protest  Article Scott³ 
Nov 07, 2008 07:00am News Demise of Same-Sex Weddings Disheartens Businesses  Article John 
Nov 06, 2008 08:00am News Calif gay marriage advocates protest Mormon church  Article Scott³ 
Oct 30, 2008 09:10pm Statement Prop 8 Tea Leaf  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Oct 26, 2008 01:45pm News Jerry Brown's wording may trip up Prop. 8   Article Patrick 
Oct 23, 2008 07:30pm Strategy Threatening Letters Spark New Prop 8 Controversy  Article RP 
Sep 17, 2008 07:00pm News Brad Pitt donates $100,000 to support same-sex marriage  Article karin1492 
Jul 27, 2008 02:00pm News Prop. 8 [CA Gay Marriage Ban] backers take fight to kindergarten  Article The Sunset Provision 
Jun 03, 2008 02:00pm Proposed Legislation Gay Marriage Ban Makes California Ballot  Article RP 

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